Diamond Jubilee Events
5th Gourock Guides held their own Diamond Jubilee street party. The hall they meet in was decorated with Union Jack bunting and flags and homemade paper chains. The Guides made their own crowns with lots of jewels on them to wear while they had their party food.
The girls had lots of fun with a variety of games and challenges including pin the diamond on the Queen’s Crown (thanks to Scott for his drawing of the Queen and her crown), Changing the Guard (like Port and Starboard game adapted slightly), decorating their own cup cake, Commonwealth Kim’s game and the highlight of the evening was the 5th Gourock Guides Derby. The Guides loved being horses and raced round the course to the cheers of their patrols. The Guides and leaders had lots of fun at their street party and everyone was presented with the Diamond Jubilee Badge at the end of the evening.
To round off their session, the 39th Greenock Guides joined with the Brownies and Rainbows for a Diamond Jubilee Party. Everyone came dressed in red, white and blue. The girls worked on a variety of activities during the night before having their street party with lots of food and a huge Union Jack cake. They all made crowns with gem stones, decorated fairy cakes with red, white and blue icing, played Beetle drive and then played games that the Queen might have played when she was younger. Everyone had lots of fun. At the end, two of the leaders, Lesley and Sara, made their promises as leaders. It was a very emotional night as they all had to say goodbye to Betty. Betty has helped with the Brownies, Rainbows and Guides for 24 years and she will be sadly missed by all the girls and leaders. Thank you very much Betty for all your help and support over the years.
Scouting For Girls -- ‘Scouting for Girls’ took on a new meaning for 100 members of Girlguiding Greenock last week when Girlguiding Scotland announced that Scouting for Girls would be the latest act to join the line-up for Tartan Gig 2012. They will join Loveable Rogues (from Britain’s Got Talent), Pixie Lott and Cher Lloyd on stage at the Clyde Auditorium on 23 June. The girls are eagerly waiting to find out who else will be appearing and are very much looking forward to the concert. Buses for Tartan Gig 2012 will be leaving Gourock Pierhead at 2.30pm sharp and return to Pierhead about 9pm. Note the return time is approximate and will be dependent on traffic and how quickly we can leave the auditorium. Please note there will be no pick-ups en route.
Big Lunch And Launch Of Flotilla -- This takes place on Sunday 3 June at Ardgowan Estate. Youngsters should register their boats between 12.30 and 1.45pm ready for the trip down the Kip Burn at 2pm. Top half uniform should be worn and flags brought to add to the atmosphere. Please remember there will be no toilet facilities at this event. Don’t miss out on this fun day out for all members of Girlguiding and their families.
Beacon Lighting -- This takes place on Monday 4 June at Lyle Hill at 10.15pm. Members of Girlguiding are asked to wear uniform and should bring along flags to wave at the event. Families are also encouraged to join with their daughters for this event.
Cloch Trefoil Guild Make Presentation To New Rainbow Unit -- Anne Mills and Anne Hunter from Cloch Trefoil Guild went along to new Rainbow unit, 2nd Larkfield Rainbows, and presented them with a Starter Pack of an amazing variety of Rainbow resources to help with the Rainbow Jigsaw programme.
The girls were very excited at their present and can’t wait to try out some of the activities. Anne Hunter told the Rainbows that the Trefoil Guild love to see new units opening and said that it doesn’t matter how old we all get, we are all young inside and enjoy doing silly things.
Both ladies enjoyed listening to the Rainbows singing and playing their games and then enjoyed a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party with the girls to round off a great night.
5th Gourock Brownies Say Goodbye To Leaders -- The 5th Gourock Brownies were sad to say goodbye to leaders Julie and Agnes on their last night, but were excited to see their new leader Lauren Aitken make her promise as their new Guider. Lauren was a Brownie in 23rd Greenock and a Gourock Guide and was persuaded to come back as new Brown Owl when the new session starts. The Brownies presented Julie and Agnes with some presents and cards then sang ‘For they are jolly good fellows’. Earlier in the evening the Pixies were presented with the Best Six Trophy and all received medals. Lots of badges were presented with all the girls receiving the World Guiding, Cook, Discovering Faith and Art activity badges with the evening finishing when Heather said goodbye to her Brownies friends and moved up to Guides.
4th Finnart Rainbows Happy Meal -- The 4th Finnart Rainbows took a trip to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal for their last night before finishing for the summer. A fun time was had by all in the beautiful sunny evening and favourite part of the night was the ice-cream!
2nd Gourock Brownies Owl Man -- The 2nd Gourock Brownies were given a special treat at their meeting when Davie from "Owl Magic" appeared with a selection of his owls. The girls had a great night learning about the owls’ habitat and where they came from in the world. Many questions were answered about the owls' beaks, hearing, feathers and vision. Most of the girls believed that owls can turn their heads 360 degrees and it was explained that the swivelling radius of an owl's head is actually 270 degrees to easily enable them to see behind them without relocating their torso. Davie brought along six of the more than 30 owls he wons which the Brownies took great pleasure in handling and were given a photograph holding their favourite. Cuddles the Barn Owl proved to be very popular with the girls as was Titch the very rare Pygmy owl.
Campfire Leaders' Club and sausage sizzle takes place at South Newton, 7.30 to 9.30pm, Thursday 7 June 2012. Would you like to refresh your song repertoire? Expand on the songs you already know? If the answer is YES then there are two enthusiastic Guiders waiting to teach you old and new songs. Songs will be suitable for all sections. Come along and join in with all the fun.
LAST week's Guide Notes was one of a number of articles affected by server maintenance of the website causing the images to disappear -- the photos are now back on. Click here