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L-R: Jacquie Harvey, Kerry Hiscock, Shirley Saunders. Rachael Woods and Carla Oliver

Members of Girlguiding Isle of Wight celebrated World Thinking Day last week, following the theme of ‘Impact’.

One of the bigger events to take place on the day was held in Newport for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and leaders who belong to units in the Newport and West Wight areas.

Nearly 100 people of all ages attended this fun-filled afternoon with the emphasis on Impact. However, there were some more thought provoking moments with the donation of food to the Isle of Wight Food Bank and making a ‘Have a Cup of Tea on Me’ gift for friends or neighbours.

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Other activities included learning how the now worldwide movement of Girlguides and Girlscouts started in 1909 and how this has grown to the 10million strong membership it is today.

9-year-old Evelyn Craig said after the event:

“I enjoyed the singing and it was great meeting and making friends with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from other towns on the Island.”

As part of the celebrations 4 leaders were presented with awards by Island Commissioner, Shirley Saunders. Receiving Awards were Kerry Hiscock (‘Going Away With Scheme’); Carla Oliver (‘Catering Scheme’); Jacquie Harvey (Service to Girlguiding IW) and Rachael Woods (Island Award).

This event was organised by Girlguiding IW leaders Carla Oliver and Clare Langley with the help of other leaders.

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