Spotlight on... Girlguiding

The Guiding movement was founded in 1909 after a group of girls appeared at a Boy Scout Rally in the UK declaring themselves to be Girl Scouts. Lord Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scout movement, decided that there should be a movement for girls and introduced Guiding, and in 1910 the girl guiding association was officially established in the UK under the leadership of Agnes Baden Powell, sister of Robert.

Girl guiding has a long history of empowering girls and young women to be their best and has evolved into the modern movement it is today.

During term time the 2nd Cledford Brownies meet on a Monday. 1st Cledford Brownies meet on a Tuesday. Rainbows, 1st Middlewich Brownies, Guides, Rangers, and meet on a Thursday evening.

1st Middlewich Rainbows (for girls age 5-7) are celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. We have a great summer term planned, including learning how our muscles work, going on a woodland walk, recycling, and visiting the local Brownies at their campfire at Pettypool activity centre! We will also be exploring our local neighbourhood and learning about other amazing explorers. A second Rainbows pack will be introduced shortly.

The three active brownie packs (for girls age 7-10/11) in Middlewich are participating in a modern new programme. We meet lots of new local people in the community. We participate in many different activities ranging from craft, drama, visiting the Fire Station, Carol singing in Morrisons, working alongside the Middlewich Clean Team, theatre visits, nature trails, Triple Boxing and First Aid to circus skills. Attending brownie camp, what’s not to like about toasting marshmallows around campfires!

Be adventurous with Guides (for girls age 10-14) by going on camps and travel the world. Girls can improve their confidence by taking part in new programme by learning to express themselves through dance and acting. As well as continuing traditions like cooking and craft.

Rangers (for girls age 14-18) explore their potential with opportunities for leadership, mentoring, adventure, and activism.

If your daughter is interested in joining us, or if you would like to volunteer with any of the groups, whether its every week, once a month, or to share your hobbies or experiences once a year with us we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more information on the Girl Guiding website or contact us through our Facebook page, Middlewich District Guiding. Whilst in its infancy, it offers an insight into our activities. We hope to see you soon!

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