Emmie Archer has become the first member of 4th Sandown Brownies to gain the Brownies’ Golden Award. She has been a Brownie with 4th Sandown Brownies from the age of 7 and is now 10 years old. Before becomng a Brownie Emmie was no stranger to the unit as her grandmother Angela Smith is the ... read more


Guides across the Isle of Wight have been undertaking a number of special activities, as well as their regular meetings, this Summer. Some of the Guides at Binstead decided to do fundraising for the Mountbatten Hospice, Newport and a grand sum of over £100 was raised. There was no prompting from any leaders- it was ... read more


At the start of National Volunteers Week Island Commissioner Linda Stone who heads up Girlguiding Isle of Wight invited members, their families and supporters to a BBQ and Recognition event. Guests of honour were High Sheriff Graham Biss BEM and his wife Susan and Girlguiding IW President Gioia Minghella-Giddens and her husband Richard. In her ... read more

Guides go gardening at Mountbatten Hospice.

Guides from the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Unit paid their annual visit to Mountbatten Hospice recently with the Guides undertaking planting up the tubs and troughs and a small flower bed with a selection of flowers and plants. Let the pictures tell the story: ... read more

Busy Weekends for Girlguiding IW Members.

Some members of Girlguiding IW have had busy weekends recently. Girlguiding IW had a stand at the very popular Riverfest which was held along the Quay at Newport. Thousands of people attended on one of the first warm sunny days of 2024. Lots of Girlguiding information was handed out with the special interest being in ... read more

Girlguiding IW Skills Day.

Guides and Rangers were joined by older Brownies at a Skills Day held at Corf Camp Site. Set in the Island’s countryside, but near the sea, this site offers camping areas and activity areas. This event was planned by Girlguiding IW Outdoor Advisor Kerry Hiscock and saw girls from across the Island being able to ... read more

Duke of Edinburgh’s Visit to Newport Minster.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Isle of Wight recently and following visits to Island businesses and charities he celebrated the re-opening of Newport Minister after the Minster’s multi-million-pound refurbishment. Prince Edward attended a service with 400 worshippers from across the Island to mark the completion of the final £2.6million project which included the ... read more


Brownies, Guides and Rangers plus Girlguiding leaders from across the Island took over Newport’s JR Zone for an evening of games and fun recently. 150 girls attended enjoying the chance to try out the various attractions on offer including slides, soft play and lasers. Special rates were offered by JR Zone to Girlguiding Isle of ... read more

Isle of Wight Walking Festival- Spring 2024

Celebrating 25 years in 2024, the Isle of Wight Walking Festival offers walks that can be enjoyed in this year’s Spring event. The multi-award winning event is back from 11-19 May, aimed at encouraging visitors to enjoy the beautiful Isle of Wight, as the days become warmer and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve bursts into life. ... read more