3rd Wokingham (Methodist) Guide Company

Guides - girls in the lead

There are 12 Guides in the unit, between 10 and 14 years old.  Some of the older Guides have recently moved up to Rangers, and we now have a second leader, so we would welcome new girls wanting to join us.

During the year we have embraced the new Girlguiding programme which encompasses new activities and badges.  The girls have thrown themselves into this and many have achieved or are working towards badges such as Photography, Mixology and Vlogging.  We have enjoyed serving our community by helping at the Church café one Saturday morning each term, by visiting the residents at Suffolk Lodge for a singsong once each term and helping at the Ambleside Children's Centre fete.

We have enjoyed outings to Coral Reef Water World, Christmas Shopping at the Oracle, The Big Gig at Wembley Arena and the Swallowfield Pantomime.  Ten girls and two leaders had a fantastic time over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Wellies & Wristbands, a music and activities festival held at Girlguiding's Foxlease Centre in the New Forest.

Our Friday evening meeting have included building shelters in the woods from natural materials, coming up with designs for improvements for Wokingham centre, learning about Dementia and how to support people with Dementia and various cookery sessions.  We also had great fun creating a 'Guiding Angel' for the Festival of Angels.

We really appreciate the fantastic facilities of the Bradbury Centre.

Any girls interested in joining Guides should register their interest on the Girlguiding website.  We would also heartily welcome anyone who would like to help, either on a regular basis or to teach a particular skill.

Nicole Bennett and Hilary Roberts
February 2019