Girlguiding – where girls want to be

3:28pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

The Chief Guide, Gill Slocombe, recently said that ‘Girlguiding is where girls want to be’ and this proved true last weekend when some Guides from Cheam, Chessington, Hook and South Wallington camped at Heyswood County campsite to achieve their Camp permits to enable them to take their Guide patrols camping in future.

They cooked over log fires, made shelters, flag poles and camp gadgets enjoyed activities together and most of all had fun in their girl-only environment. Asked what they liked most about Guiding, they were all very positive with statements including “being with friends”, “being in the outdoors”, “doing things I would never be able to if it weren’t for Guides”, “learning new skills” …..

‘I think they all learnt a lot and enjoyed the freedom of planning their own weekend’ said Anne Wade, Camp Advisor.

Girlguiding London and South East England (LaSER) has over 77,000 members and recognised volunteers and is part of Girlguiding UK, the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK and part of a worldwide Movement of approximately 10 million in 145 countries.

Girlguiding comprises different sections covering girls from 5 years old - Rainbows (5-7 years), Brownies (7-10 years), Guides (10-14 years) and Senior Section (14-25 years), and all sections enabling girls and young women to develop their potential whatever their ability or background.

For further information or details on how to join Girlguiding, contact: Registered Charity No: 308268 Based on information supplied by Steve Wicks.


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