Wotton Senior Section had an amazing adventure Interrailing through Europe! They visited Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. Activities included a segway tour, visits to iconic landmarks and museums and lots of food!
32 Guides and 9 leaders from 11th Cheltenham, 3rd Quedgley, 6th Gloucester and 12th Gloucester Guides went on an amazing trip together to PGL Chateau de Grande Romaine and Disneyland Paris! As well as Disneyland, highlights included Paris sightseeing, the trapeze, zip wire and low ropes!
Kate Fleming, Leader with 11th Cheltenham Guides said "The highlight for our Guides was seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkling and Paris in general. They also loved the Ratatouille and Rock N Rollercoaster at Disney."
Senior Section members from across the county had a brilliant camp at Deer Park last week as part of their Senior Section Spectacular celebrations! Highlights included an obstacle course, low ropes, campfire and a silent disco. They also helped put new bark down in the adventure playground as part of their service challenge.
650 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section members and leaders from Gloucestershire, and nearby counties, went along to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford!
They had an absolutely brilliant time spotting members of the royal family, having fun in the innovation and engineering areas, learning about some amazing careers, getting a closer look at the planes on display and meeting the Red Arrows!
Quotes from attendees:
Ruby, aged 5 from 3rd Cirencester Rainbows - "My favourite part was the the planes making a pink heart shape."
Caroline Dickinson, Leader with 1st Lydney Senior Section - "Best guiding day I've had so far! The girl's faces were a picture!"
Liberty, age 7 from 36th Cheltenham (St Nicolas) Brownies - "This is the 'Best Day Ever' can we come again next week like we do to Brownies?"
Zoe, age 8 from 36th Cheltenham (St Nicolas) Brownies - "It was fun and noisy and can we go again please."
Bonnie, age 8 from 36th Cheltenham (St Nicolas) Brownies - "I saw the Royal Family, Woohoo! It was amazing!"
Tayla-Jayne aged 5 from 3rd Cirencester Rainbows - "It was awesome we saw planes, and a real Prince!"
Berkeley Brownies and Rainbows today unveiled their new sign which was commissioned in memory of Myra Eccles.
Exactly 100 years ago today, 1st Nailsworth Guides were founded. To celebrate we had an indoor summer fete with past, present and future members. Some had travelled from around the country to celebrate this milestone with us. We were also surprised with a letter from the Queen, had a tea party and enjoyed some singing.
Since 1966, Sangam World Centre has partnered with a variety of non-governmental organizations striving to better the lives of people in Pune. Today, Sangam is affiliated with more than twenty such NGOs, which work in a number of fields: medicine, education, environmental sustainability, women’s empowerment, and more.
During events, participants visit Sangam’s Community Partners, and are given the chance to witness community leadership and advocacy in action, while participating in dialogue with the partner organizations and the children, women, and men they assist. These connections often result in partnerships between event participants and Community Partners, helping to build the capacity of these organizations. Our group is supporting Tara Mobile Crèche, you can help by buying our badge. Cost £1.50 per badge. Contact Judith James for details.
Tara Mobile Crèche
The construction industry is the second largest employer in the country, but the workers who toil ceaselessly to build modern India are virtually invisible.
They work long hours and have no access to proper housing, sanitation, electricity or even water. While the parents change the skyline of the cities, the children are left to fend for themselves amidst piles of rubble and construction material. By the time they are five or six, they are burdened with a whole range of demanding chores including looking after their younger siblings. They have no access to schooling, health care and above all to a childhood. It is this invisible child of invisible parents whom Mobile Crèches reaches out to with these goals:
• To provide a safe environment on the hazardous construction sites, for children between the ages of 0 to 15
• To provide preventive and curative health care and nutrition
• To encourage the children’s creative skills
• To initiate the children into the mainstream of education and give them joyful learning opportunities
• To prevent child labour.
Mobile Crèches came into being on a crowded construction site in Delhi in 1969. Growing from that one original location, the organization today covers 5,000 children in 60 centres in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune. At each site, a day care centre is built adjacent to the construction site amidst the tin shacks that house the workers and their families. The education curriculum is aimed not only at literacy but also on orienting the child towards basic health habits. Language and concepts are developed through various monthly projects, storytelling, dramatics and games. The childcare workers are health care workers, teachers, animators, friends and substitutes for mothers all rolled into one.
Congratulations to joint County Commissioner Anne Anderson on being awarded the "Lesley D. Gale Award 2016 for Outstanding Service to the Community of Dursley"! As well has her voluntary work with Girlguiding, she's also involved with the Cam & Dursley Community Cinema and Treetops Children's Centre - Dursley. A busy lady indeed!
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