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A newly formed Girlguiding unit from Gurnard recently came up with a novel way to make their Girlguiding Promise – from the canopy of a tree!

Gurnard Adventurers,  part of Girlguiding IW’s Senior Section, was set up by Kathrine Pilcher and Jenny Peddar and they wanted to find an unusual way for their members to take their
Promise – the commitment a Girlguiding member makes when she joins a unit. This is often
the ‘mountaintop’ moment for a new member and needs to be something special.

Goodleaf Tree Climbing of Ryde was happy to help the Senior Section members reach
the treetops as well as the ‘mountaintop’ and arranged a bespoke twilight climb especially
for the unit.

Paul McCathie from Goodleaf said “We often run climbs for Scout and Guide units but this was a very special occasion. We were honoured to be asked to be a part of this important moment in the Gurnard Adventurers history and it was a pleasure to take the girls climbing”.

There are currently eight members of Gurnard Adventurers and leader Kathrine Pilcher said “We are a young group and we wanted to reflect our aspirations for our future direction by saying our Promise in an unusual and adventurous location. We meet regularly in Gurnard and would love to hear from girls aged 14 or over who might like to come along and join the unit.”

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