SHANKLIN BROWNIES HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Looking after the environment has always been high on GIrlguiding’s agenda, so it no surprise that Shanklin Brownies have been helping by planting trees. With the help of Brown Owl, other leaders and a Guide from The Bay Guides Unit a selection of four varieties of trees, provided by The Woodland Trust, were planted. These ... read more

A WELCOME RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE GIRLGUIDING ON THE ISLAND

Members of Girlguiding IW are now out and about again. So, whether it’s Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers you might spot the girls undertaking jobs in the community, looking after the environment or just having fun. As Covid-19 restrictions gradually lift, Girlguiding is celebrating the return to face-to-face Guiding and the exciting prospect of having ... read more

New Region Chief Commissioner is Announced

Girlguiding have announced the appointment of Laura Cottey as Girlguiding South West England’s new Chief Commissioner. Laura will be known to some of you already, having been involved in Guiding across four of SW England Region Counties.  She is currently an Assistant Leader with Shipton Bellinger Brownies in Wiltshire South and holds a Girlguiding role ... read more

Crafts, Singing, Cooking and more.

Unit News This is a new sub-page (commenced Spring 2021) for the website. It is hoped that news of unit activities, some discovered via Facebook, will appear here. During the COVID 19 lockdowns some units on the Island have been enjoying virtual meetings and the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides have been taking part in various ... read more

COWES WEEK 2021

Cowes Week Ltd (CWL) is delighted to announce that entries for Cowes Week 2021 opened at 12 noon on Monday 29 March.  Whilst this is somewhat later than usual, the event is carrying over nearly 200 entries from 2020 and the team have been inundated with questions about the opening of the entry website so ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL MOVES FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2021

Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival are excited to announce that they are moving the festival to 16th – 19th September 2021. They said.” We’re thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to the island in September. We’re aiming to bring back as many of the artists as we can but whatever happens, rest ... read more

EMMA GAINS TRAINING QUALIFICATION

Emma Bryson from Gunville has recently gained a Training Qualification with Girlguiding. This enables Emma to train other Girlguiding leaders to help them gain the leadership qualifications that every leader or assistant leader of a unit needs before undertaking running a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger unit. First starting her Guiding as a Brownie in ... read more

VOLUNTEER AWARDS FOR GIRLGUIDING IW LEADERS.

Two Volunteer leaders for Girlguiding Isle of Wight, with over 60 years- service between them, have been awarded Silver Oak Leaf Awards by Girlguiding’s South West England Region. Lesley Clifford and Shirley Saunders, both from Sandown, gained these awards for their service to Girlguiding, their local communities, long service to Girlguiding but especially for their ... read more

FLORENCE HELPS BINSTEAD GUIDE UNIT.

For the first time since Lockdown 1 in March, Binstead Guides met face to face, at the beginning of November. Some Girlguiding Units on the Island have been having virtual meetings during the pandemic, so Binstead Guides were very pleased to meet up again. Sadly, the face to face meeting was for one week only ... read more

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2020.

With COVID 19 preventing the usual Remembrance Day church services and parades to War Memorials  across the Island, members of Girlguiding IW commemorated the day with stay at home silences, making cards, writing poems and  making other crafts. Three members placed the Girlguiding IW wreath on the War Memorial in Newport. Led by Linda Stone ... read more