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

GIRLGUIDING AND CHILDREN IN NEED LINK UP FOR – ‘ACT YOUR AGE’.

Excitingly, Girlguiding and BBC Children in Need are teaming up this year to raise money for good causes around the country. As an official partner of BBC Children in Need, to celebrate Pudsey’s 40th year, Girlguiding will be asking its volunteers, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers to Act Their Age, this year’s BBC Children in ... read more

“A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE” AND “POLAROIDS“ COME TO DIMBOLA.

Dimbola, Freshwater is staging two new exhibitions starting in October and running through until the end of the year. One-“A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE”- shows work by American pioneering female photographer Marilyn Stafford who was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925. Marilyn’s early dreams were for a theatrical career. Her photographic career was launched in 1948 in New ... read more

REGIONAL COMPASS AWARD FOR ISLE OF WIGHT GIRLGUIDING LEADER.

Linda Stone, the long serving leader of the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guide Unit has been awarded a Compass Award.  Linda is also the Girlguiding Isle of Wight Island Commissioner a post she has held since March 2020. Compass Awards are presented by Girlguiding’s South West England Region of which the Island forms part ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS TAKE HELICOPTER FLIGHT.

Two members of Girlguiding IW have recently taken a helicopter fight from Sandown Airport. Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford had been the joint Island Commissioners of Girlguiding here and after five years of volunteering service retired from their posts in March. Both Shirley and Lesley, however, will continue as members of Girlguiding IW in different ... read more

Join In with virtual Girlguiding Promise Renewal.

Island Commissioner for Girlguiding, Linda, and her team are inviting all members of Girlguiding IW and any past members, who may wish to do so, to join in with a virtual Promise Renewal on the 12th September. With face to face meetings for members still ‘on hold’ due to COVID 19 restrictions this is the ... read more

GIRLGUIDING and BLUE PETER BADGES FOR BETHANY.

Bethany Wells (11) a member of 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guide Unit has undertaken some environmental projects recently which have gained her a Girlguiding Campaign Badge and the coveted Blue Peter Badge. Girlguiding’s Campaign Badge encourages members to choose a theme and one of the activities involves raising money for a chosen charity. As ... read more