Guides beat the rain for night of songs
August 10, 2012
Girl guides raised their voices for a cheery campfire evening.
More than 130 Girlguiding members from Loddon District gathered at Hurst Village Hall for their annual campfire.
The event was relocated indoors for the first time in many years because of the continuing wet weather.
The evening, on Friday, July 13, saw enthusiastic campers sing a varied selection of loud, action and silly songs.
A campfire atmosphere was created with the aid of fairy lights and an artificial fire as girls from Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers, together with adult leaders and helpers, made the most of the evening.
Friends of Guiding provided hot dogs and soft drinks to keep the singers refreshed.
The opportunity was taken to present three leaders with awards and a 10-year service award was given to Victoria Wheeler of Hurst Rangers.
Pippa Nutley, Brownie leader with Charvil Brownies and leader-in-training with Hurst Rangers, was congratulated for completing her Queen’s Guide Award.
The accolade is the highest award that can be achieved in Guiding and had taken her three years to complete.
She will be invited to a formal presentation, which could be at the House of Lords, later in the year.
Due to the shortage of adult helpers, there are waiting lists for girls at all units in the district.
To help, contact district commissioner Kath Hillier on (0118) 9345735 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.