Girlguides from Clitheroe have returned from an unforgettable trip to Denmark and Sweden as part of Girlguiding North West England’s centenary celebrations.
The joint group of eight members from 1st West Bradford Guides and 1st Moss Edge Senior Section have just returned from an unforgettable trip to Denmark and Sweden.
Girlguiding’s Senior Section is open to all girls aged 14 to 25, offering a host of amazing opportunities to older girls in guiding – from international travel and outdoor adventure sports to peer mentoring, advocacy and leadership skills.
Together with their Leaders, the young women flew to Copenhagen, for five days of travel, sightseeing and touring around Denmark and Sweden, joining another 400
Girlguiding members from across the North West of England for an event called “Adventures in Copenhagen”.
Once there, the girls and young women were told to meet in the centre of the city, to take part in a large scale game which involved challenging tasks and activities situated at the city’s most famous landmarks. From tug-of-wars to creative design tasks, these challenges put the girls to the test.
Julie Bell, the Region Chief Commissioner, said it was great to see so many members travelling independently.
She commented: “The event in Copenhagen was fantastic. It was great to see so many of our members travelling independently through Europe; having their own international adventures. Being part of Girlguiding provides so many unique opportunities for girls and young women.”
Prior to their adventure, the group took part in activities to get to know each other and worked extremely hard to generate funds towards the cost of the trip by holding Lego-themed activity days, cake stalls, craft fairs, a quiz night, car boot sales and produced a colouring book for younger members of Girlguiding.
Every two years, Girlguiding North West England organises an international event known as ‘Adventures in…’ with the help of a team of volunteers. Led by two experienced Advisers, the team aims to encourage and support Leaders to give girls the chance to travel abroad as a group.
For Isabelle Schumann from 1st West Bradford Guides, this was her third international trip with Girlguiding in the last 12 months.
She said “Girlguiding have given me lots of opportunities to make new friends and go to different countries.
“I’ve visited Switzerland, France and Denmark and each trip has been a fantastic experience.”
Girlguiding North West England is a charity with 68,463 members that gives girls and young women a space where they can build their confidence, raise their aspirations and be themselves.
“We encourage girls to have fun, build brilliant friendships and make a positive difference to their lives and communities.
“Our Leaders and volunteers receive excellent training and gain transferable skills they can use in the workplace due to the wide range of flexible roles and opportunities available in guiding.
“Girlguiding North West England seeks to work in partnership with other individuals and organisations who want to give girls and young women the chance to discover their full potential and be a powerful force for good.
Girlguiding North West England website: www.girlguidingnwe.org.uk
Girlguiding gives girls and young women the chance to have fun, build friendships and make a positive difference in their community.
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