Holsworthy and Bradworthy Girl Guides enjoy fun-filled weekend of celebrations for centenary

Tuesday 12th October 2010 10:00 pm

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A group of 16 girl guides from 1st Holsworthy Guides and 1st Bradworthy Guides, along with their guiders, packed up their camping equipment and made their way to Woodlands theme park, near Dartmouth recently.

They were the only Guides from the Holsworthy area who joined around 900 others from 13 divisions across Devon who took part in various activities to celebrate a 100 years of Girl Guiding.

The group of girls, from aged ten onwards, set off from Holsworthy on Friday and returned on Sunday afternoon. To celebrate the centenary, marquees had been set up catering for different types of activities which represented the 100 years in 30 year periods. The event held was the biggest of its kind that Devon has seen for more than 20 years. Each night entertainment was provided, including a sing-song session on Friday evening which consisted of music from the past and a night of learning various dances including the Cha Cha, Line Dancing and Barn Dancing. Activities, enjoyed by all who attended, ranged from those that would have been carried out by Guides in the past to present day pastimes.

A giant mosaic with a message commemorating the centenary celebration at Woodlands was created by all of the Guides who each added a tile to the plaque. This is going to be on display at Woodlands theme park for everyone to see. As part of the present day activities, Guides were allowed to spend time at the theme park.

Holsworthy Unit Guider Jane Crocombe commented: "We had a very good time and they would all love to go again." It was "wonderful," she added, and "we were very lucky with the weather."

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