Monday 14 October 2019

Girl Guides as busy as ever

THE CLONARD Guide unit is as busy as ever. We are delighted to say that our Ranger unit [14 to 18 yrs] is now back in full swing with 7 newly enrolled girls.

The rangers have been busy with international activates including food from Mexico to name but one. The girls are looking forward to a lot of activates with high adrenalin over the next few months. Our Ranger leader Nicola Toughy will now take on the roll as National Commissioner for the whole of Ireland.

Our Guides have just had a fun camp in Melory Scout Centre, with a lot of out door activates such as backwoods cooking. The girls have started their plans for their summer camp in Robin Hood's home Sherwood Forest.

The Brigins have a great group of girls who are enjoying a busy season of guiding. The book club in Wexford library is growing in numbers.

Our hiking is great with Mount Crogham conquered, Barntown's Three rocks and Mount Brandon still to do. Swimming each month in Enniscorthy is a big splash. The girls have a fun talent show night on the 13th April.

The girls joined with the Cygnet and Guides to raise ¤200 for Wexford Hospice Homecare by having a pretty in pink pyjamas night. Summer camp, day trips, water safety, and the National Spring Clean still to come.

The youngest guides Cygnets are just as busy. The girls visited the dentist in the County Clinic and completed the Miss Sparkle Health challenge; the special badges were awarded at the enrolment last week. The girls have an egg hunt, a beach day, and a special WAGGS 100 day to look forward to.

WAGGS, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are celebrating one hundred years in seven of their countries. We are helping them celebrate with a big day in Carne starting at 6am with a dawn walk on the beach and a full day of activities.