TWO 1ST CARISBROOKE GUIDES GAIN GOLD AWARD.

Two members of 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guides have gained their Girlguiding Gold Awards. These new awards were introduced last year with Girlguiding’s New Programme and cover an array of skills across the programme’s sections. Caitlin Cross (L) and Tessa Bryson both 13 had already undertaken Girlguiding’s Baden Powell Award which was the highest ... read more

AT IW STEAM RAILWAY AT CHRISTMAS

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and leaders formed groups of Carol Singers to entertain the visitors at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet on several occasions on the run up to Christmas. Sandown Rainbows and their leaders meanwhile enjoyed a full day-out at the Steam Railway following an Island Line rail journey to get there. At Havenstreet all ... read more

HOW THE UK PARLIAMENT WORKS

Girlguiding nationally has been involved with Parliament Week for some years. Over the years some IW units have taken part. Units have had visits from PAs to our MP but this year some units taking part had a visit from the then MP-Bob Seely. At sessions Bob answered questions from all the girls on the ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW AT CHRISTMAS.

Girlguiding members have been out and about across the Island in the weeks before Christmas, Carol singing, performing Christmas plays and verses, decorating Christmas Trees and generally helping other charities-something that Girlguiding is very good at. At St. Vincent’s Care Home, Ryde, Wootton Brownies and Rainbows entertained the residents with Christmas Carols and songs, recited ... read more

TOURISM AWARDS FOR ISLAND BUSINESSES

At a special event hosted by travel broadcaster and travel editor of the Independent newspaper Simon Calder and held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, Isle of Wight tourism businesses have been recognised for their excellence at The Beautiful South Awards. Will Myles, Managing Director at Visit Isle of Wight collected a bronze award for ... read more

LINE UP FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2020.

  The Isle of Wight Festival makes its return for 2020 with a huge line-up of music icons marking the first major festival of the summer over 11th – 14th June. First held in 1968 -The UK’s oldest festival –  celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1970 festival next year. In 1970, the Festival ... read more

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT OSBORNE.

Osborne House was the venue for a special Christmas event when a Victorian Christmas was held over the weekend of Saturday 3oth November and Sunday 1st December. Several members of Girlguiding attended this event including Commissioners, Leaders and Rangers as well as young members. It has become a firm favourite in the Christmas calendar and ... read more

30 YEARS FOR COWES RAINBOWS.

Cowes Rainbows, the youngest members of Girlguiding, have recently celebrated 30 years with a party and presentations of Rainbow Rabbit. Rainbows started in the UK in 1987 when it was found that girls aged 5-7, who were the younger sisters of Brownies and Guides, wanted to join in the fun of Girlguiding too. On the ... read more

GOLD TO OMAN FOR BECKI.

Becki Moore who until recently was a leader with 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guides has now returned from a Girlguiding GOLD adventure to Oman. Becki was one of six members of Girlguiding to visit Oman- a trip that commenced at the end of September. All six members were excited to travel to Oman where ... read more