With HM The Queen as their Patron members of Girlguiding certainly played their part in the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Certain Girlguiding areas of the UK were selected to host 70 Beacons with the Isle of Wight being one. Members gathered on the downs above Shorwell. Present were the IW President Gioia Minghella-Giddens and her husband ... read more

Busy again during the Spring.

All units have been busy with activities from Easter the the end of May, plus there has been much planning for HM the Queen’s Jubilee. Carisbrooke Guides have enjoyed a number of special events and have helped the community by handing out the medals for Walk the Wight as well as some of the girls ... read more

Legoland, Easter, Badges and Much More.

It has been another busy half term for all Girlguiding IW members. There was the very special day out to Legoland, Windsor (see another page for more details) with Island girls making their Promise as well as joining in all the fun of the rides and admiring the Lego set pieces. Some girls made their ... read more


Legoland Windsor was taken over by Girlguiding recently. This was no ordinary takeover but just for one day when thousands of girls and their leaders descended on the attraction. All the rides and Legoland models were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone attending but there were some very special events for girls from the Island.  Laura Cottey ... read more


A Local volunteer has been recognised for her role empowering hundreds of girls and young women over a period of over 50 years and has been honoured for her work supporting girls and young women with a prestigious Laurel Award. Deborah Meadows of Bembridge was awarded the second highest discretionary national honour in the organisation for ... read more

UNIT NEWS -Jan.-March 2022

2022 started with a leaders training afternoon which was well attended and as well as some training there was fun and games including a scarecrow making competition. Once again all Island units have been very busy with activities and all the girls have been working hard to gain badges. There has been plenty of fun ... read more

S-W ENGLAND Comes Together For WTD.

World Thinking Day happens every 22nd February and is a chance for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts across the World to think about each other, the Worldwide movement they’re part of, and important issues. In 2022, the theme of World Thinking Day is Our World, Our Equal Future and has been a chance to learn ... read more

Why not join Girlguiding IW!

Girlguiding members are always looking for new members to join them. Could this be you? If you are aged 4 and just starting out on life’s adventure, a get up and go 7year old looking for fun after school, an 11 year old seeking new friends or a teenager wanting to join with others of ... read more

Outdoor & Indoor Fun- October-Christmas.

Girlguiding Units across the Isle of Wight have not only been enjoying their regular meetings but having adventures both indoors and out as well as supporting their communities. On a more serious note November saw several Units attend their local Remembrance Day services and parades. Over 1,000 members of the public, including Rangers, Brownies and ... read more