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

TRAININGS & AWARDS FOR GIRLGUIDING IW LEADERS

  Several Girlguiding IW leaders undertook training sessions recently with everyone developing their knowledge and skills in a number of topics including safeguarding, finance, New Programme and using Girlguiding’s ‘GO’ system. By learning these new skills the leaders can enhance the running of their units enabling the Rainbows. Brownies Guides and Rangers to get the ... read more

11th Newport Brownies celebrate 60 years.

At Newport in 1959 and with the disbanding of the Salvation Army Life- Guards and Sunbeams, 11th Newport (Salvation Army) Guides and Brownies were registered. Their Brownie Pennant was dedicated on 20th September. Over the years at 11th Newport a number of leaders have led the girls and now some of the Brownies of past ... read more

IW FESTIVAL 2019 REVIEW

Over the four days of the IW Festival local charities had stands in ‘Penny Lane’. These ranged from Mencap (Haylands Farm), Dimbola and St. Catherine’s School to Girlguiding IW. Every evening the Girlguiding members appeared with what seemed an endless supply of Marshmallows. Girlguiding IW Commissioner Lesley Clifford said, “By giving away over 2,000 Marshmallows ... read more

OSBORNE BROWNIES SECTION-LATEST NEWS

Two Brownies from the 2nd Northwood IW Unit have gained their Gold Awards. Both of the Brownies are aged 10 and are looking forward to moving on the Guides very soon. Isla  Potts completed the Adventure Badges from the old programme and then selected from the New Programme: the Performing Badge, Space Badge and Inventing ... read more