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19th Belfast Guides

 

The Guides meet every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm during the school terms using the Church Halls.

 

 

Our programme includes lots of fun, playing some silly games and keeping fit with physical activities. We regularly compete in the GirlGuiding Captain Ball League. Captain Ball is a game a bit like netball only without the nets.

 

We enjoy cooking and eating, especially any recipes with chocolate! We like to visit Christmas Markets.

 

We go on a variety of outings, especially in the summer term - for example we enjoy canoeing, climbing, archery and bouldering.

 

This year we have been concentrating on Community Action. This included raising money for charity through our Halloween Party, where all the planning and organising was done by the Guides.

 

We have been learning how to rescue people through the Water Safety badge. We have also been learning our A,B,C,s in first aid and we had a hilarious time with the resus dolls, as well as learning what to do in a real emergency!

 

5 of our girls are doing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award and we hope to join with another Guide unit in Ballynahinch to complete the expedition section by canoe.

 

All the girls are working on the annual challenge badges and several are working on the highest Guide award, the Baden Powell Challenge award.

 

We always go to camp in the summer time. Last year we went to Tollymore Forest in August.

 

To find out more about GirlGuiding visit www.girlguiding.org.uk

 

We would love girls of 10 to 15 to join us.

We also need more adults to help us have fun and deliver our busy programme.

 

If you want to find out more please contact Margaret Magee

 


Guiding
Guiding is the largest youth organisation for girls in the UK today.

More than 14 per cent of six year olds are in Rainbows.

Adult volunteers give on average 120 hours a year.

Girlguiding UK has half a million young members aged four to 25.

Around a quarter of all eight-year olds girls in the UK are Brownies.

One in ten of all 11-year old girls in the UK are Guides.

Girlguiding UK is a founder member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the largest youth organisation for girls in the world with more than ten million members in 144 countries.