Girl Guides celebrate their founders birthdays

St Catherines Girlguiding Birthday 1Story and photos by Gillian Andrews

On 24th February the 186th Sheffield Rainbows, Brownies and Guides (St Catherine’s) celebrated our World Thinking Day which honours the joint birthdays of the organisations founders, Lord and Lady Baden Powell (22nd February).

We joined our friends at the Wisewood unit to think about guides all over the world and look at guiding through the last 110 years. The girls had a brilliant afternoon building time machines, looking at guiding uniforms through the ages, doing lots of crafts from our five world centres in Switzerland, UK, Mexico, India and our newest centre in Africa. In addition to getting very messy with marshmallows.

St Catherines Girlguiding 2We had a lovely surprise at the end of the event when Kirsty Andrews was presented with her Queen’s Guide award by our incoming County Commissioner Wendy Ulyett. Kirsty will ‘officially’ collect her award in Westminster on 15th June. This is the culmination of three years’ work and we are proud to have one of the few members of GirlGuiding to gain this award as our Rainbow and Ranger leader.

If you would like any information about joining GirlGuiding the website is www.girlguiding.org.uk  Or ring Gillian Andrews on 07863 890 144.