VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT OSBORNE.

Osborne House was the venue for a special Christmas event when a Victorian Christmas was held over the weekend of Saturday 3oth November and Sunday 1st December. Several members of Girlguiding attended this event including Commissioners, Leaders and Rangers as well as young members. It has become a firm favourite in the Christmas calendar and ... read more

30 YEARS FOR COWES RAINBOWS.

Cowes Rainbows, the youngest members of Girlguiding, have recently celebrated 30 years with a party and presentations of Rainbow Rabbit. Rainbows started in the UK in 1987 when it was found that girls aged 5-7, who were the younger sisters of Brownies and Guides, wanted to join in the fun of Girlguiding too. On the ... read more

GOLD TO OMAN FOR BECKI.

Becki Moore who until recently was a leader with 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guides has now returned from a Girlguiding GOLD adventure to Oman. Becki was one of six members of Girlguiding to visit Oman- a trip that commenced at the end of September. All six members were excited to travel to Oman where ... read more

GUIDE LEADER HARRIET GAINS QUEEN’S GUIDE AWARD.

Congratulations to Harriet Townsend a Guide Leader from Newport IW on gaining her Queen’s Guide Award. Harriet was presented with her Award by Girlguiding IW Island Commissioners Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford. Harriet’s sister who is a Guide was there to join in the celebrations.   Harriet tells of her experiences whilst working for the ... read more

GIRLGUIDING AMBASSADOR VISITS IW.

  Girlguiding IW played host to one of Girlguiding’s national ambassadors with Anna McNuff’s visit to the Island. Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and speaker and this year her latest challenge has been to try and run the distance of 100 Marathons (2,620 miles) barefoot through Britain. This ‘Barefoot Britain’ challenge started in the ... read more

1ST CARISBROOKE (PRINCESS BEATRICE’S OWN) GUIDE UNIT RECEIVE AWARD.

Following their help with this year’s ‘Walk the Wight with Mountbatten’ Carisbrooke Guides have been presented with an award. At the presentation, held at the Mountbatten Hospice, Newport the Guides and their leader Linda Stone received the award from the ‘Lions’. Linda said, “We walk every year and raised over £200 between us. Members of ... read more

GOLD AWARD FOR BROWNIE ELEANOR.

Eleanor Bell (10) a member of 10th Newport Brownies has gained the ‘Gold Award’ the highest award a Brownie can gain. She is the first member of 10th Newport to gain this award since it was introduced in 2018 as part of Girlguiding’s New Programme. Eleanor had to undertake several challenges including working for interest ... read more

1st Ryde Brownies celebrate 100 years.

Formed in September 1919 the 1st Ryde Brownie Pack, now 1st Ryde Brownie Unit, has recently celebrated its 100 years. Over the years the Brownies and leaders have joined in special events at Ryde as well as enjoying their regular meetings and outings. Celebration 100 took the form of a special party with the biggest ... read more

BP AWARDS FOR ISLAND GUIDES.

This year sees the end of the Baden Powell (BP) Award for members of Girlguiding. Now replaced by other challenges the badge has been gained by several girls on the Island over the years. The last girls on the Island to receive the prestigious Baden Powell Award, the highest award in the Guide Section, received ... read more