Wishing all the girls from units throughout the County a wonderful day at Big Gig, dancing to some of their favourite artists including Louisa Johnson and Ella Eyre at Wembley Arena.
What makes it really special isn't just the amazing performances - it's the unique atmosphere created by 10,000 over-excited girls (and their Leaders)! We're renowned for being a noisy crowd and filling the arena with flashing bunny ears and banners.
The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra ( NSGSO ) and Concert Band are still recruiting members for their 2017 summer week & concerts. In particular they are looking for 4 x violins, 2 x double bass & 2 trombones, check their website for the full list of vacancies. Ages 13-25.
It's taking place Sunday 30 July - Sunday 6 August 2017 in Stourbridge, West Midlands, with concerts open to the public on 4 and 5 August.
My daughter went last year & is going back this year. From busking at a railway station to playing a large concert, and outdoor activities too, it's a Guiding musician's dream.
Please pass onto any musical members (up to 25).
More information on http://apply.nsgso.com/
A Study has found that people who were in guides or scouts as a child have better mental health in later life.
Researchers from Edinburgh and Glasgow universities, analysed a study of 10,000 people and found ex-members were 15% less likely to suffer anxiety than other adults at the age of 50.
Researchers believe it could be the lessons in resilience and resolve that such organisations offer that has a lasting positive impact.
Girlguiding is open to girls of any background from 5-25 and we are always looking for adult volunteers, for more details have a look at our Join Us page.
One of our leaders is currently cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia to raise money to help Girlguiding in all we do.
If you can, please help her raise as much as possible by giving on her Justgiving page:
On 14th October over 600 Rainbows, Brownie, Guides, Senior Section and Leaders arrived at PGL Caythorpe.
We were there to celebrate our County's 50th birthday. The weekend was filled with activities such as quad biking, archery, high ropes and team building while making new friends and having fun. Although at times the weather was cold and wet the girls had a really great weekend meeting new friends and trying new, exciting activities.
This weekend over 600 members of Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West are traveling to PGL Caythorpe for their 50th Birthday weekend.
Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and leaders will spend the weekend at the activity centre taking part in fun, adventurous and challenging activities, with the Rainbows joining us for the celebration day on Saturday.
On a chilly but dry Saturday in January, forty brave teams took on the Clueless in Cambridge challenge.
Each team had to complete tasks at bases around the city, follow a treasure hunt around the centre, crack number codes and photograph unusual combinations of object together!
Locals and tourists were intrigued by some of the activities, particularly the gathering of all 200 participants on Christ’s Pieces at lunchtime.
- Self-harming, mental illness, depression and eating disorders top list of health concerns for girls aged 11 -21
- Almost half of girls aged 17 to 21 (46 per cent) have personally needed help with their mental health
- 62 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 know a girl or young woman who has experienced a mental health problem
- 82 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 say adults don’t recognise the pressure they are under.
- Two-thirds of girls aged 17 to 21 say mental health is awkward to talk about
Girls’ mental wellbeing worries start from as young as seven – escalating as they get older with two in five girls aged 11 to 21 needing to seek help with mental health concerns.
My first meeting with Joyce was when guiders at St. Pauls Church did a letter drop recruiting for a new unit – must have been late 1950’s! Sound familiar????? After some persuasion I was allowed to go and from then on Joyce, with Gladys Wright and their families became an influence in my life.
I am sure there are many, many girls – now mums and grand mums who would say the same.
As time went by we both progressed along the many different roads guiding took us.