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

GIRLGUIDING CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE PLASTIC POLLUTION

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers across the Island have joined #PlasticPromise, the biggest ever girl-led campaign to tackle plastic pollution, launched by Girlguiding. New Girlguiding research reveals 88% of girls and young women aged 7-21 say it’s urgent we all do more to protect the environment. An estimated 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown ... read more

GIRLGUIDING ALL ISLAND 4 ELEMENTS CAMP

Hundreds of Girlguiding IW members attended an all Island camp over the weekend. Island Commissioners (Joint), Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford and all the members of Girlguiding Isle of Wight invited several local dignitaries to visit the 2019 Camp which was held at Urban Saints, Ryde. What a perfect venue this proved to be with ... read more

GRACE GOES TO MEXICO!

Through the Summer a number of Girlguiding IW members have had the opportunity to undertake international trips. These opportunities are offered to Girlguiding members every year and after selection processes there is the chance to visit a number of countries where there is Girlguiding or Girl Scouts. With the World Association of Girl Guides and ... read more

GROWTH & RETENTION CAMPAIGN -IW

  Through August  some members have been out and about with the  Girlguiding pop-ups and once again the  big posters in bus shelter campaign have been well spotted. Despite the stormy weather and even the cancellation of the yacht races in the Cowes Week Regatta members of Girlguiding IW took the pop-up to Northwood Park ... read more

ENTERTAINMENT FOR COWES WEEK 2019

Although there is some entertainment for Cowes Week starting on Friday 9th August the week really starts on Saturday 10th when not only do the first yacht races start but Cowes is filled with entertainment for all. The Parade will see its usual ‘Village’ with eateries, bars, stalls and performances on stage. A full list ... read more

CARISBROOKE GUIDES AND BROWNIES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS

  Earlier this year Guides and Brownies from the 1st Carisbrooke Units wrote letters inviting past members to help them celebrate 100 years of the units. As part of the celebrations some girls undertook a project looking at the history of their units. One of the first things they discovered was that the units had ... read more