AUSTRIAN ADVENTURE FOR GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS.

Following much fundraising the three members of Girlguiding IW who were selected to represent the UK on an Austrian Adventure flew to Salzberg.  Guides, Emily Stephens and Keira Wells,( pictured below) both members of the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Guide Unit travelled to Austria with IW Brownie leader Harriet Townsend plus other Guides and ... read more

CARNIVAL TIME FOR 4TH SANDOWN BROWNIES

Following links with the IW Volunteer Centre and Shademakers based in Ryde, 4th Sandown Brownies and their leaders have been in a carnival mood. The leaders made carnival flags, using the Batik technique, at workshops held by the Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre, over several evenings, throughout the Summer months. Sharon and Lily George from ... read more

PRINCESS BEATRICE’S OWN MUSEUM

Both Guide and Brownie Units at Carisbrooke have the honour of having the name of a royal princess in their official titles- 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Guide Unit and 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Brownie Unit. These titles were bestowed on the units back in the 1920s when the then Princess Beatrice lived at ... read more

COWES WEEK 2023- ON LAND AND SEA.

Throughout Cowes Week sailing was on and off due to weather conditions. In the Sunsail Class, winning crews each day were awarded Mermaid spirits as prizes for the top three placings. This was the result of the Isle of Wight Distillery linking up with Prometheus Sailing the leading yacht charter business in the UK. On ... read more

BROWNIES LINK TO GIFT FOR NATURE.

Following on from tree planting at Pan Country Park last October and being featured on the front page of the Isle of Wight Observer on the 28th of that month, 10th Newport Brownies are on the environmental trail again. Back in October they helped the Lord Lieutenant Susie Sheldon plant the Tree of Trees to ... read more

All Sections Busy Through Spring & Summer.

All units have been busy with helping their communities and having fun in the great outdoors. Litter picks have taken place as part of the BIG HELP OUT with units cleaning up their local areas. Carisbooke Guides helped deep-clean their meeting place whilst Carisbrooke Brownies cleared the roads hedgerows and lanes of any rubbish. Newport ... read more

GIRLGUIDING AND THE LITTLE MERMAID.

200 members of Girlguiding Isle of Wight attended a special screening of The Little Mermaid on Sunday. From Rainbows aged 4 to Rangers aged 18, plus leaders, everyone felt part of the bigger story as a screening of this Disney remake of the classic story was showing across the UK to Girlguiding members. Throughout the ... read more

PARTNERING WITH THE WILDHEART TRUST FOR TIGER CHALLENGES.

It was a takeover by Girlguiding, Isle of Wight, at the Wildheart Trust over the weekend. All the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and leaders were working towards a special challenge set by Girlguiding’s Southwest England Region for a day or night with the Tigers. Girls from across the Region, which extends from Cornwall to Hampshire and ... read more

CORONATION CELEBRATIONS.

Across the Island celebrations for the Coronation of HM King Charles lll and Queen Camilla on 6th May took place. Girlguding IW members joined in the activities which included Rainbows and Brownies making crowns and Guides taking part in THE BIG HELP OUT. On the 7th of May Anne one of our Assistant Island Commissioners, ... read more

Coronation Polo Matches for Rainbows.

Hobbyhorse polo matches fit for the King were played out at the Rainbows County Fun Day. To celebrate the Coronation, Rainbows from across the Island enjoyed making crowns, Maypole dancing, singing and games as well as making Hobbyhorses. ready for the polo matches and a Royal Gallop past the saluting base which took place during ... read more