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

EAST COWES BROWNIES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS.

In December 1921 a Brownie Pack was formed in East Cowes. This pack, now called a unit, has been meeting in the town ever since. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s both Brownies and Guides flourished in East Cowes. They were led by Mrs. MacGill who was the District Commissioner for North Wight. By 1935 it ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS GO GREEN.

Over 60 members of Girlguiding Isle of Wight paid a visit to Foxlease one of Girlguiding’s national training centres over a weekend recently.  Foxlease is based in the New Forest and is ideal for outdoor activities including campfires, camping, identifying trees and bird watching. Other indoor pursuits were also undertaken including archery and there was ... read more

UNIT & OTHER NEWS FOR AUTUMN 2021

Most units across the Island started regular meetings at the beginning of September. Several units have made use of special offers from local venues which offered reduced entrance rates for groups. These included Robin Hill where units enjoyed the activities on offer there. PGL was another favourite for visits and all the girls thoroughly enjoyed ... read more

GIRLGUIDING’S SOUTH- WEST ENGLAND REGION ‘COMPASS AWARD’ FOR CAROL.

Carol Firth, a Girlguiding Isle of Wight leader from Binstead has been presented with a ‘Compass Award’ one of the highest awards in the South-West England Region. This award can be gained by any adult member of Girlguiding in recognition of their contributions and commitment to Guiding at unit level and for promoting Guiding in ... read more

MEMBERS AT BURMA STAR SERVICE.

Members of Girlguiding IW recently attended the annual BURMA STAR ASSOCIATION service at St. George’s Church Arreton. Carrying the Girlguiding IW County Standard was Katie Charlton with Felicity Harris and Emma Bryson forming the escort. Standards of other organisations were also carried. The service was attended by the Lord Lieutenant Susie Sheldon and other IW ... read more

100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO GIRLGUIDING.

With over 100 years of volunteer service between them three leaders of Girlguiding Isle of Wight have been presented with Long Service Awards. Both Carol Firth and Shirley Saunders received 30 years’ service awards while Felicity Harris received a 40 years’ award. Carol has been involved with both Rainbows and Brownies at Wootton as well ... read more

SUMMER- IT’S OUT & ABOUT AGAIN.

Girlguiding IW members have certainly been enjoying their meetings throughout this half-term. Girls and leaders have been to lots of venues across the Isle of Wight with everyone having fun in the sun -well mainly sunny weather. Even on damp and colder evenings there was still fun to be had with many different activities. Members ... read more

SHANKLIN BROWNIES VISIT AIRPORT & HELP CHARITY.

Shanklin Brownies have raised £100-00 for special chairs at the Mountbatten Hospice by helping out at home. This also helped towards their Charity Badge. All the Brownies also designed a poster after discussions on Charity. Another badge they have been working for is Aviation . For their Aviation Badge activities included how to make and ... read more