Guide News

May 2015

The past few weeks we have been up to lots of things, and also have lots to celebrate! On our Monday evenings we have been doing a range of things such as learning about inspirational women worldwide, making baskets with eggs in for our Easter craft and taking part in a patrol Olympics.

Over the Easter holidays, we visited Jungle Rumble adventure golf in Liverpool – we split into two groups and had lots of fun playing crazy golf, competing with one another for the winner’s title! After our game we took a walk to the library, stopping along the way to eat our packed lunches in the park. There was lots to see and do at the library; books were on display that were hundreds of years old and on the top floor we were even able to look out over the balcony and see the skyline of Liverpool (made even better by the lovely weather).

Whilst out we had a very special presentation to make – as Ellen gained her Baden Powell award. She has worked very hard for this, demonstrating skills such as leadership and commitment along the way. This is the highest award achievable as a Guide, so we are all very proud of her. Well done Ellen!

I also received an invitation to be presented officially with my Queen’s Guide award in London. The trip was too long to make in one day so we decided to stay overnight at Pax Lodge, (one of the Guide world centres).  Lots of others were staying here too, so it was great to hear everybody’s different stories from Guiding around the world. The award ceremony was at the House of Commons in the Member’s Dining Room.  It was very elaborately decorated. Myself and around 40 others were receiving the award, we had canapes and a chance to chat with one another before the presentation began. It was great hearing what others had been up to and the challenges they set themselves. The presentation was made by Chief Guide, Gill Slocombe. After that, all of the girls from North West England met afterwards for cream tea at Westminster Abbey, a lovely end to a great day!