Flower Power Guides At Garden Party -- Flower Power ruled at Gourock Garden Party when Guides from 27th Greenock won 2nd prize for the best dressed stall and costumes, and Guide Nadelle also won the Best Costume with her purple, green and orange trouser suit and headband (which matched Guider Ashley’s). The girls from 27th were running the burger stall which was a favourite attraction throughout the afternoon, and also had a tombola, fishing game and fancy goods stall. Guides from 4th Gourock were in charge of the tea stall and kept everyone supplied with hot and cold drinks and lots of home-baked goodies. Two of the older Guides, Rhona and Karys, also had plant and flower containers for sale and a raffle to help fund their international trips to Denmark Jamboree and Ayrwaves International camp during the summer. Early in the afternoon, organisers of the garden party were looking for people to entertain the crowds, and Rhona, Ruth, Jill and Karys from 4th Gourock Guides treated everyone to a fantastic song completely unrehearsed.
Members from Cloch Trefoil Guild were also serving at a plant and fancy goods stall during the afternoon. Well done to everyone who helped out during the afternoon. Click for more photos
5th Gourock Guides Prizegiving At Lunderston Bay -- The 5th Gourock Guides held their annual prizegiving at Lunderston Bay last week. Although it was very cold and windy on the night, everyone was very glad that the midges were not around to spoil it! After a fun-filled sports session, everyone tucked into a hot burger, then headed to the campfire on the beach to heat up and have a singsong. The Guides were presented with their Challenge Badges and County Challenge badges.
Mairi, Katy and Erin made their promise for the first time as Guides in front of the campfire. Then it was time for the eagerly-awaited annual prizes -- Tara Smith won the Best Dressed Guide (throughout the year) Shield, the Parrot Patrol won the Patrol of the Year Shield and, after a lot of thought by the Guiders, the Best Guide Shield was shared by Beth Connelly and Sophia White, very worthy winners this year.
The evening finished with the Guides making a presentation of a wedding gift to their Guider Elaine who is getting married in July to Gareth. The 5th Gourock Guides wish Elaine and Gareth all the best for the future and for the big day. Click for bigger photos
Rainbows And Brownies Safari To Blair Drummond -- The 3rd Finnart Rainbows and the 27th Greenock Brownies held their summer outing to Blair Drummond Safari Park. The girls thoroughly enjoyed travelling round the park on the double decker bus and watching all the wild animals.
However, to the girls’ delight and leaders’ disgust, the girls were just in time to see the lions being fed! Next up was the sea lion show where Rainbow Chloe Simpson was delighted when the stars of the show - the sea lions -- sang happy birthday to her. The girls then spent the day playing and climbing in the park, pedalling on the pedalo boats, having a picnic, going on a monkey cruise and seeing a wild bird show! An exhausting but fun day was had by all!
Circus Fun For Brownies -- The 2ndA Gourock Brownies enjoyed a high-flying evening at the circus when it came to Battery Park.
The girls watched in amazement as the circus folk preformed their daring feats. Of course a trip to the circus is not complete without a visit to the candy floss booth! Everyone had a great night.
Tartan Gig -- It’s just a few days to the big day and two buses with 100 members from the Division are heading off on Saturday to the Clyde Auditorium for The Tartan Gig! The girls are all very excited and can’t wait to watch Scouting for Girls, Loveable Rogues, Pixie Lott, Cher Lloyd and, the latest act to be announced, Jodie Connor, who is a UK chart-topper who rose to fame in 2010 and will shortly be releasing her first album. The show is being presented by Richard Whisker from CBBC’s Friday Download and Tracy Beaker, who also has his own debut single ‘Broken’ in the UK charts. Buses will be leaving Gourock Pierhead at 2.30pm sharp and returning about 9pm (return time is approximate and will depend on traffic and how quickly we can leave the auditorium). Please bring your own refreshments as they will not be available to purchase on the day. Guiders should note that no cans or bottles will be allowed into the Clyde Auditorium. Please ensure you pass on to your Guides that only cartons of juice will be allowed!
Don't Put It Off! - Do It While You Remember! -- As units reach the end of their session, it is important that the accounts are finalised up to the end of June 2012. Don't put it off, it is easier to do it while everything is still fresh in your mind. Accounts should be completed and audited and all the paperwork should be passed to your District Commissioner by 31 August 2012. Any Guider who has a problem meeting this deadline should let their District Commissioner or the Division Treasurer know as soon as possible.