Houston & Crosslee District
Guides are between the age of ten and 14.Being a Guide is about belonging to a group, learning new skills, making new friends and helping others.
In Houston and Crosslee there are 2 Guide units, which meet on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
If you would like to find out more information about becoming a Guide or an adult helper-
0800 169 59 01
Girlguiding Houston has lots to celebrate
Houston Brownies and Guides have been having such a busy time since the start of the session with lots of fun activities.
The Guides have been working on badges, GFI’s and the newer Guides working on the new Promise and what it stands for. 4 girls have started their BP.
1st Brownies had a visit from Animal Man and completed the Gardening badge. Young Drama leaders from Gryffe High school led a “Thriller” workshop as part of the Entertainers badge. 2nd Brownies have completed their Agility and Culture badges and have visited the Weavers Cottage. They had a French evening when they made their own crepes and snails. The 3rd pack have been busy with badges and challenges. The 4th Brownies have had 2 Challenge evenings and had a “Bring a friend” to their Halloween party for their Hostess badge.
The Guides and the some of the older Brownies took part in the Remembrance day Parade and Service.
Also one of our members Isobel Grant was presented with a Special Good Service award for her contribution to Girlguiding in this area. Isobel has been a Brown Owl, a Guide Captain as well as Treasurer and Pack holiday advisor, mentor and numerous other position in the 40 years of service she has given to Girlguiding . Well done Isobel what an achievement!
As for looking ahead , the Brownies have the excitement of their 100th birthday to look forward to next year with loads of special events and badges and challenges planned
If you are aged 7 – 10 and interested in joining brownies or 10 – 14 years old and interested in guides we do have a few spaces available .Please check out the joining information on www.girlguiding.org.uk .......’ join us’ or telephone Helen Dunn on 01505 614266.
The two Guide companies and the four Brownie packs have had a very busy year, with pack holidays, outings and lots of Brownie badges earned and Guide Go for Its completed.
The Brownies looked great in the Carnival parade and were just narrowly beaten by the Boys Brigade in the fancy dress competition. What a great turn out we had – about 70 girls! See Photograph.
The Session finished with a Jubilee Party, where the girls dressed in Jubilee colours enjoyed a Treasure hunt, carnival games and Games from yesteryear as well as crafts and a jubilee picnic. Each girl was presented with a very special Jubilee Badge as a reminder of this special event. The evening finished with some rousing singing !
The session will start again in September and if any girls between the ages of 7 – 10 years are interested in joining Brownies and finding out all about “ Girls in the Lead “ then please phone Helen Dunn on 01505 614266