BROWNIES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS.

100 Years for the Brownies and what a party! With hundreds of girls and their leaders packing into the Events Centre at Cowes Yacht Haven this event proved to be very exciting for everyone and the very colourful party was certainly a time to remember. Throughout the function , which was hosted by Janet Lovell ... read more

HELPING THE DEAF.

After several weeks of practice 11th Newport Rainbows have mastered the art of being able to ‘sign’ for the deaf or those with hearing loss. As well as learning this skill all the Rainbows and their leaders undertook a challenge to raise sponsorship for NDCS as well as their own funds which support the girl’s ... read more

RAINBOWS WIN PRIZE AT WINTER CARNIVAL.

Newport’s Winter carnival and Christmas lights switch-on was witnessed by a good crowd on 30th November. As the Christmas Tree lights illuminated St. James’ Square for the first time fireworks surprised the onlookers and the carnival parade was enhanced by Santa’s Little Helpers (11th Newport and Carisbrooke Rainbows) who were Elves for the evening. Santa’s ... read more

GIRLGUIDING RANGERS PAINT LAKE STATION SUBWAY.

Seven Years ago members of Girlguiding IW who belonged to South East Wight Rangers, were asked to design and paint a mural under the Lake Station subway, by Lake Parish Council. Recently the Rangers, now part of Girlguiding IW Vectis Senior Section, were asked again to redecorate the subway by the Parish Clerk of Lake ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014

Although it seems a long way off some acts for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival have just been announced and tickets are now on sale for the event which will be based at Seaclose Park, Newport from the 12th-15th June 2014. Headlining the Main Stage on Friday 13th June, will be the return of ... read more

MEMBERS OF GIRLGUIDING IW QUICK TO HELP PHILIPPINES DISASTER FUND.

Within days of hearing of the disaster in the Philippines members of Girlguiding IW quickly organised a raffle and had a ‘large orange bucket’ campaign to raise money.  At the leaders County Training Day £100 was raised in a few hours and as more members became aware of the disaster other schemes were put in ... read more

BROWNIES TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE

Brownies from the 10th Newport Unit recently travelled into outer space via all the planets in the solar system thanks to The Isle of Wight Planetarium. This adventure into space formed part of the Brownie’s Star Gazer Badge which the girls have been working on for a while. With all the girls and their leader, ... read more

RAINBOWS AT THE NEEDLES

With the local areas of Girlguiding IW now reflecting the names of well known areas of the Island and the girls grouped in Sections rather than Districts it was only fitting that the Rainbows from the Needles Park Section, together with their leaders should visit The Needles Park. All of the 70+ girls attending enjoyed ... read more

BROWNIES TURN PINK IN AID OF CHARITY

Brownies from the Isle of Wight Osborne Section decided to wear something pink instead of their usual brown uniforms recently all in the aid of charity. Nearly 100 girls met up for an afternoon of fun with craft work, games and singing on the agenda. This event, which was held at Hunnyhill Primary School, Newport ... read more

MAKING A PROMISE AT NORTHWOOD BROWNIES.

  Girlguiding Isle of Wight Ambassador and Olympic Sailor Shirley Robertson OBE paid a visit to Northwood Brownies recently. This was no ordinary visit though but a special Promise ceremony evening for one of the Brownies as the first Brownie in the unit to make the new Promise.   Shirley who had been a Brownie ... read more