Girl Guides go to Isle of Wight for challenge

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GIRL Guides from across the county were challenged to make their own way to the Isle of Wight and spend a weekend together.

Twenty Guides aged between 14 and 15 had been working towards their Baden Powell Challenge Award.

As part of the award they must undertake a range of challenges within 12 months.

And the final one was marked with spending a weekend with Guides they had not met.

The girls travelled from their weekend base in Petersfield to Portsmouth where they caught the Isle of Wight ferry and spent the day exploring and researching Ryde.

They then decided to go to the ice rink, before finding their way back to Portsmouth and onwards to Petersfield where they stayed the night.

Anne Munro, of Baden Powell, said: ‘The girls have all had to work very hard throughout the year making sure that they were on track to complete the challenges.

‘This challenge was a chance for them to experience mixing with girls they may not know and to get them ready to move on from Guides to the next section to be Ranger Guides or Young Leaders.

‘This was a very important part of their development.

‘We run about six of these adventures throughout the year and we’re looking forward to seeing all the girls attend the county presentations where they meet our county commissioner and receive their certificates and badges.

‘All the Guides told us how much they had enjoyed the experience of finding their own way around and meeting all the other girls.’

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