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

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