WORLD THINKING DAY 2024.

World Thinking Day happens every 22 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 2024, the theme of World Thinking Day is Our World, Our Thriving Future. It will be a chance to learn ... read more

COWES WEEK 2024.

Girlguiding SW England are delighted to partner with the RNLI to build members’ confidence in and around the water by offering the Mayday Mayday resource. This new water safety resource called ‘Mayday, Mayday’ focuses on four key safety messages and has been tailored so all sections of Girlguiding can use it. Meanwhile, Girlguiding is not ... read more

GIRLGUIDING GOLD AWARD FOR TESSA.

Tessa Bryson, a member of the Carisbrooke/Newport Ranger Unit has gained a Girlguiding Gold Award. She is the first Ranger on the Island to gain this award which was introduced with Girlguiding’s New Programme. This Ranger Gold Award is a special achievement and gives each participant the opportunity to put everything they’ve learned through the ... read more

EXCLUSIVE  “WISH” SCREENING IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS.

Island Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers together with their leaders enjoyed a trip to The Commodore Cinema, Ryde at the weekend to see Disney’s latest film, “Wish” at an exclusive Girlguiding screening. This cinema trip was made even more exciting as Dawn Haig- Thomas Island High Sheriff and Girlguiding President Gioia Minghella-Giddens were able to ... read more

HELP TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF FOXLEASE.

As most Girlguiding members know the fight is on to save the Activity/Training Centres. With Foxlease being the nearest one to the Island, Island members are getting behind the plans of ” Foxie’s Future” a charity set up to try and secure the future of Foxlease. Recently St. John’s Church, Newport held a Christmas Angels ... read more

UK Parliament Week 2023.

Every November Units of Girlguiding, Isle of Wight take part in Parliament Week. This week, which is planned by the UK’s Parliament in Westminster allows girls to understand the workings of Parliament together with the workings of central and local government. Over the years a number of Isle of Wight Girlguiding Units have taken part ... read more

October a busy month for Girlguiding IW.

During October members of Girlguiding IW have been undertaking special activities. County Trainings this year took the form of evening Trainings covering certain aspects of the Girlguiding Programme. Two subjects were on offer each evening and there were some very interesting topics with a selection of Trainers leading. Let the pictures show what was on ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS RAISE OVER £800 FOR MACMILLAN.

Girlguiding members, including Trefoil members, across the Island have raised over £800 by organising and running Coffee Mornings/Evenings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. These well-established events which support Macmillan are run across the country and a number of charities and other organisations on the Island take part every year. Monies raised support Macmillan to ... read more

SOLENT WELCOMES NATIVE OYSTERS. 

In January, the Blue Marine Foundation launched the Solent Seascape Project aiming to regenerate the native oyster population over the next five years. On Wednesday, the first batch of 1000 juvenile oysters, sourced from the West Coast of Scotland were placed in their new home at the UKSA in Cowes, under their pontoons. Project manager ... read more

Girlguiding IW members at IW Day

Members of Girlguiding IW had a stand and activities at this year’s IW Day. Held at Brading Roman Villa in mid September the day was themed on, of course, The Romans. There were competitions for children in Roman dress and visits from ‘Romans’ showing how life was in Roman times when Brading was a sea ... read more