100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO GIRLGUIDING.

With over 100 years of volunteer service between them three leaders of Girlguiding Isle of Wight have been presented with Long Service Awards. Both Carol Firth and Shirley Saunders received 30 years’ service awards while Felicity Harris received a 40 years’ award. Carol has been involved with both Rainbows and Brownies at Wootton as well ... read more

SUMMER- IT’S OUT & ABOUT AGAIN.

Girlguiding IW members have certainly been enjoying their meetings throughout this half-term. Girls and leaders have been to lots of venues across the Isle of Wight with everyone having fun in the sun -well mainly sunny weather. Even on damp and colder evenings there was still fun to be had with many different activities. Members ... read more

SHANKLIN BROWNIES VISIT AIRPORT & HELP CHARITY.

Shanklin Brownies have raised £100-00 for special chairs at the Mountbatten Hospice by helping out at home. This also helped towards their Charity Badge. All the Brownies also designed a poster after discussions on Charity. Another badge they have been working for is Aviation . For their Aviation Badge activities included how to make and ... read more

ALL SECTIONS OUT & ABOUT AGAIN.

Unit News for this half-term is filled with photos of girls in all Sections out and about again. All are aware of COVID restrictions and are keeping their distance, washing their hands and leaders are wearing face coverings when necessary. Most Units have had outdoor meetings others have returned to meetings in halls, but wherever ... read more

SHANKLIN BROWNIES HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Looking after the environment has always been high on GIrlguiding’s agenda, so it no surprise that Shanklin Brownies have been helping by planting trees. With the help of Brown Owl, other leaders and a Guide from The Bay Guides Unit a selection of four varieties of trees, provided by The Woodland Trust, were planted. These ... read more

A WELCOME RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE GIRLGUIDING ON THE ISLAND

Members of Girlguiding IW are now out and about again. So, whether it’s Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers you might spot the girls undertaking jobs in the community, looking after the environment or just having fun. As Covid-19 restrictions gradually lift, Girlguiding is celebrating the return to face-to-face Guiding and the exciting prospect of having ... read more

New Region Chief Commissioner is Announced

Girlguiding have announced the appointment of Laura Cottey as Girlguiding South West England’s new Chief Commissioner. Laura will be known to some of you already, having been involved in Guiding across four of SW England Region Counties.  She is currently an Assistant Leader with Shipton Bellinger Brownies in Wiltshire South and holds a Girlguiding role ... read more

Crafts, Singing, Cooking and more.

Unit News This is a new sub-page (commenced Spring 2021) for the website. It is hoped that news of unit activities, some discovered via Facebook, will appear here. During the COVID 19 lockdowns some units on the Island have been enjoying virtual meetings and the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides have been taking part in various ... read more

EMMA GAINS TRAINING QUALIFICATION

Emma Bryson from Gunville has recently gained a Training Qualification with Girlguiding. This enables Emma to train other Girlguiding leaders to help them gain the leadership qualifications that every leader or assistant leader of a unit needs before undertaking running a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger unit. First starting her Guiding as a Brownie in ... read more

VOLUNTEER AWARDS FOR GIRLGUIDING IW LEADERS.

Two Volunteer leaders for Girlguiding Isle of Wight, with over 60 years- service between them, have been awarded Silver Oak Leaf Awards by Girlguiding’s South West England Region. Lesley Clifford and Shirley Saunders, both from Sandown, gained these awards for their service to Girlguiding, their local communities, long service to Girlguiding but especially for their ... read more