This event proved so popular last year that a rerun is being planned for October! Guiders keep an eye out for the booking forms to make sure your Guides can participate. Leaders from other sections and Senior Section members will be able to join in the fun by being part of the organising team as help will be needed on site and out on the bases.
Here in Gwent we have many girls participating in the D of E Award at all 3 levels. Working as a county team we are able to offer expedition experiences to all our members by joining together individuals or small groups of girls to make teams of the appropriate size. Training is provided during the winter ready for the following expedition season. Throughout the summer we have teams practising and completing assessed expeditions supported by a team of qualified supervisors and assessors. If you would like to find out more, use the contact us section and a D of E supervisor will be in touch.
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is associated with rugby and as the venue for an occasional concert, but this July it played host to over 1000 Brownies from all parts of Wales. Brownies from Gwent took this opportunity to experience the stadium in an innovative way – by sleeping overnight. Many groups added to the excitement by traveling to Cardiff by train and eating out at one of the city’s many restaurants. Once inside the stadium the Brownies were entertained and encouraged to participate by girls from a local theatre group, Ascendance, dressed as Disney princesses, singing songs from the films. A tribute band for One Direction also performed and girls could show off their moves at a disco. The next morning the girls could try their hand at a variety of circus skills before making their way back home. A great way to celebrate a birthday – especially 100 years.
It was the one that Guides from all over Wales had been waiting for – the next biannual camp on the Royal Welsh Show-ground. This year there were even some units from over the border in England!
Many units from Gwent took the opportunity to attend the large scale camp and meet girls from other counties. A huge range of activities was again available including fencing, climbing, water slides, circus skills, musical workshops, craft, singing, birds of prey and zorbing. However, highlight of the weekend was a challenge – all Guides like challenges – to get into the Guinness Book of Records. This involved the most number of people taking part in an umbrella dance. Day visitor Brownies helped swell the number to 1468 dancers – a colourful array of umbrellas was provided and the challenge was met with the help of a team of Senior Section members who choreographed the dance. Well done record breakers!