GIRLGUIDING AT CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT and CARISBROOKE.

Members of Girlguiding have been joining in some pre Christmas fun in Newport. 10th Newport Brownies decided to take part in the Christmas Tree Festival at Quay Street Methodist Church whilst 11th Newport Rainbows joined with Carisbrooke Rainbows in the fun of Newport’s Winter Carnival.  11th Newport Guide Unit together with the Senior Section Rangers ... read more

CARISBROOKE BROWNIES-CELEBRATE 95 YEARS.

1st Carisbrooke Brownies has reached a special milestone this year with their 95th Birthday! Along with the 1st Carisbrooke Guide Unit both units were originally registered in November 1919 and later became 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s own) Company and Pack. They were some of the first units on the Island and are now two of ... read more

‘LET’S HAVE AN ADVENTURE’

Over 70 volunteer Guiders and helpers from Girlguiding IW attended the annual County training recently with the various events covering a full day‘s training and based on the theme of ‘Let’s Have An Adventure’ Held at Ryde Junior School the leaders undertook the trainings in their respective Sections in which they work with the Island’s ... read more

BIG GIG 2014.

ISLAND GUIDES JOINED 10,000 OTHERS AT WEMBLEY TO SEE UK STARS PERFORM- Little Mix, Diversity, Neon Jungle and Union J took to the stage at massive girl-only concert . Guides from the Island were dazzled by some of the biggest names in UK pop as they headed to Wembley Arena for Girlguiding’s BIG GIG on ... read more

OFF TO BIG GIG

  East Cowes Guides and their leaders are planning to attend the next Girlguiding’s Big Gig- a pop music festival just for 20,000 Guides. To enable the girls to attend they decided to raise funds for their unit not only to pay for transport costs  to the Big Gig trip but for welcome packs for ... read more

BBB 100 ON THE BEACH.

Hundreds of Brownies from across the Island joined their leaders for the last of the special events which have celebrated the BIG BROWNIE BIRTHDAY-100 years of the Brownies during 2014. After the Masked Ball held in January at Cowes Yacht Haven and Star Quest held at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet held on mid-summer’s day the ... read more

REGION AWARD FOR JENNY

Girlguiding IW member Jenny Smart has become one of the first recipients within the South West Region of Girlguiding to receive a new Award. Recently introduced The Compass Award is presented to those Girlguiding members who ‘go that extra mile’ for the charity and Jenny’s Award recognised her dedication to Girlguiding on the island. A special ceremony was held at Milford House Hotel in Salisbury where Jenny was ... read more

INTERNATIONAL CAMP FOR ISLAND GUIDES.

Members and leaders from Island Guide Units attended an International Camp in Berkshire during the school summer holiday. Entitled ‘Wings’ and held at Windsor Great Park the camp saw Guides from around the world undertaking special activities as well as learning camping skills. Before their trip all the Guides were expected to fundraise so that ... read more

EXHIBITION AT ARRETON.

In celebration of the Girlguiding Centenary in2010 an exhibition was arranged in St. George’s Church Arreton.  Since then the exhibition, on all aspects of Girlguiding, has proved very popular with visitors to the church. Comments in the Visitors Book have been very positive, many remembering happy times undertaking Girlguiding activities. To celebrate the Big Brownie ... read more

SUNSHINE OUTINGS FOR PARKHURST GIRLS.

  Rainbows and Brownies from Parkhurst together with their Leaders have had some fun outings in the hot sunshine this summer. The Needles Pleasure Park was the venue for the Rainbows where all the girls enjoyed filling the glass decorations with Alum Bay Sand, visiting the various demonstrations as well as riding on the fun-fair ... read more