St. Paul's Guides

St. Paul's Guides:

    Many girls in Newcastle have enjoyed a lively, fun-filled, programme covering a wide variety of activities during the last 85 years, with St. Paul's Guides.

    Since January, we have held a New Year Party, welcomed Pat.(and a rescued dog) from Animal Lifeline, and Supported the National Book Aid Appeal. The money raised for these two Charities was the result of Packing bags for shoppers in Safeways store before Christmas. With a small article in The Sentinel, the Guides completed the County Millennium Challenge and received their badges, together with the Book Aid Badges.

    At the beginning of February, four Guides took part in the Youth Fire Quiz, organised by the County Fire and Rescue Service. The Questions were extremely difficult and the competition - Guides must be congratulated on gaining second place in the first round. Perhaps we will reach the finals next year!

    Back in the unit we have welcomed five new Guides four of which made their Promise on the ice, at Altrincham Ice Rink at Half Term. The fifth made her Promise at our own Thinking day Celebrations, with a candle-lit ceremony, followed by international food, learning the Maori Stick Dance and campfire songs.

    Thinking Day, 22nd February, was the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell and they requested that we should all think about Guiding Internationally on this day. Many celebrations take place worldwide, with our own Guides taking part in our own District Celebration.

    We have taken the new Guide section programme 'on Board', and as a result 'Fitness' in the form of dance, yoga and hand massage has been enjoyed whilst another Patrol chose the 'Parties' theme and planned a 70s party, complete with the appropriate dress, music, decorations, and food. Yet another successful evening.

    Guides have recently taken part in the Division Swimming Gala and will hopefully play the hand-chimes at the Mother's Day Service. After Mother's Day and Easter craft evenings, we will look forward to the Summer Term, with the Division Camp at Maer (hopefully the Foot and Mouth epidemic will be over, enabling the camp to go ahead) canoeing, barbeque evening cookouts, and many more exciting activities.

    The Guide age range is 10-15 years, so if you are reading this and come in this catagory, or if you are a Parent, and would like your daughter to join the Worldwide friendship and fun Guiding brings, then come along to St. Paul‘s Church Hall on a Monday evening at 7.l5 pm(Term Time),where a warm welcome awaits.

    Glenda Lockley (Guider)., Stephanie Hobbs and Tracey Briggs (Assistant Guiders) and Emily Rudd (Young Leader)