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


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


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


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

Nominations open for the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’

  Red Funnel Ferries have introduced the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’. Celebrating all that is great about the Isle of Wight, the awards will recognise the diverse and wonderful places to go, stay and eat across the Island. For the last seven years, Red Funnel has celebrated the very best of the Island ... read more


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

Red Funnel CEO honoured with Merchant Navy Medal

Girlguiding always likes to hear of girls and women who succeed in their chosen careers. Here is a point in case: The Department for Transport today announced that Red Funnel Ferries’ CEO, Captain Fran Collins, has been awarded a 2019 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service. Awarded to recipients who are serving or have served ... read more

Prestigious award nomination for Red Funnel Ferries.

  Red Funnel Ferries is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Maritime 2050 Award, in recognition of its work in supporting British shipbuilding. A proud British brand with a long maritime history, Red Funnel’s roots date back to 1861. Since then, Red Funnel has always taken pride in doing its ... read more


As already reported some members of Girlguiding IW joined in the activities for Cowes Week 2019. Here is a general round up of the regatta and other events held in Cowes during this special week in August. Following the bad weather on Saturday (10th August), sailing finally got underway on Sunday as did several activities ... read more


  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