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Guides celebrate Girl Guiding’s Thinking Day
GLOBAL crafts was the name of the game when more than 200 girls gathered together in Weymouth Pavilion to celebrate Girl Guiding’s Thinking Day.
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, pack leaders and older members of the Trefoil Guild from Weymouth and Portland met for their annual afternoon of activities and fundraising.
This year everyone got stuck into crafts based on the four global Guiding centres in London, Brazil, Switzerland and India.
They made paper hair decorations, cable-car games and lollipop stick elephants, solved word searches and made paper cup volcanoes.
Everyone also re-made their Guiding Promise and celebrated with a mass sing-song.
World Thinking Day originated in the 1920s as a day of celebration and thanksgiving for the worldwide Guiding movement. It is traditionally held on a weekend nearest to February 22, which was the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement, and his wife Olave, who was World Chief Guide.
Today, Thinking Day is used by everyone involved in Guiding, whatever their age, to reaffirm their membership, promote the association and get together with their friends and have fun.
Nine-year-old Millie, who is a member of the Second Preston Brownies, said: “It has a been a really good afternoon with my friends. We made lots of things and had fun.”