3rd Wokingham (Methodist) Guide Company

Guides - girls in the leadThere are 20 Guides in the unit, between 10 and 14 years old.  There is a waiting list of girls wanting to join but we need another leader before we can increase numbers.

During the year we have considered 'What it means to be a Guide' and in particular how we keep the new wording in our promise 'to be true to myself and develop my beliefs'.  We have tried to serve our community e.g. 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 Gravity Force trampoline centre, Coral Reef Water World and Rivermead School fireworks display.  Six girls and one leader 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, designing theme park rides and building Lego or junk models of them, learning about relaxation techniques 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.

We would heartily welcome anyone who would like to help, either on a regular basis or to teach a particular skill.

Hilary Roberts
February 2018