‘We Discover, We Grow’ is Girlguiding’s strapline and here in Paisley Division we are proud to say that we certainly do just that!
Activities participated in this year range from Yoga Sessions, Ten Pin Bowling, Pets at Home visits, Disney On Ice visits at the SECC Hydro, Panto Visits, Guide Dogs for the blind, learning Braille, fundraising for Poppy Scotland, trying Chinese delicacies, making Mother’s Day bouquets, learning sign language, making Promise Owls, collecting food items for Paisley Women’s Aid, visits to Paisley Observatory, BBQ’s with a campfire and day trips to Millport
Many badges have also been achieved this year ranging from Stargazer, First Aid and First Aid Advanced, Performing Arts, Team Player, Brownie Skills, Hobbies, Circus Skills, Fire Safety, Communicator and Ocean Challenge Badge. A huge well done to all the girls as they worked very hard in achieving their badges.
Blue Peter and Girlguiding joined forces for a Guinness world breaking record challenge to create 100 decorated ‘spots’ which would then be attached together to make a Superhero cape – The world’s longest ever – all in aid of Children in Need. Units from Paisley Division were selected and took part by creating and decorating colourful ‘spots’ which would show the positive difference they can make through guiding. This type of challenge shows that Girlguiding can take positive action for good causes and have lots of fun whilst taking part.
Guides around the Division have been taking part in abseiling, climbing, archery, grass sledging, crate climbing, Go for Its, challenge badges, visits to Krispy Kreme
and the BBC Scotland TV studios which included a studio tour with an opportunity to sit at the Newsdesk and have a photo taken with Judith Ralston the BBC weather lady who has also been a Brownie!
Around 25 Guides and 10 Leaders from Paisley attended the 2016 PAGGS Twin Town ten-day camp which was held at Heyswood Guide Campsite, Cobham In Sutton.
PAGGS is an International Twin Town Co-Operation Camp involving many youth organisations and is made up of delegations from the following International countries:
P – Paisley (Scotland)
A – Apeldoorn (The Netherlands)
G – Gagny (France)
G – Gladsaxe (Denmark)
S – Sutton (England)
The camp programme was varied with activities and visits arranged. Such as visits to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Hampton Court Palace in London which also included boat rowing at Richmond Bridge. Camp activities included English Games, Tudor ‘Hands On History’ Crafts, It’s A Knockout Tournament Day, Bird of Prey Displays, Masked Ball and an International Day where each delegation had the opportunity to promote their country. There was also a hog roast banquet held on the Saturday evening which involved each sub-camp cooking food contributing to the banquet. With the year 2019 in sight, the Paisley delegation have started their plans already as the next camp will be in Holland is definitely be one not to miss.