Girlguiding Glasgow's Historical Timeline


1908

1908

  • Cuckoo Patrol, Girl Scouts started by Allison Cargill at Laurel Bank School. They were affiliated to 1st Glasgow Boy Scouts
  • Miss Jackson started a girl scout company, attached to the 8th Glasgow Boy Scouts. They called themselves the Highland Girl Scouts
1909

1909

  • 26th June – Scotstoun Show Ground – Scout Rally attended by B.P. B.P spoke to Miss Cargill and Miss Jackson
  • 23rd October – The Scoutmistress of the 8th and 42nd Glasgow Troop of Girl Scouts will welcome any girls residing in the districts of Partick and Anniesland. Applications should be made to S.M. Jackson, 16 Fulton Street, Anniesland; or to S.M. Turnbull, Alexandra Halls, Partick.” Extract from The Scout/Home Notes/Girl Guide Gazette/The Guider
  • Allison Cargill’s Cuckoo Patrol, name changed to Thistle Patrol, Girl Guides. They held two indoor camps, sleeping on mattresses on the floor
1910

1910

  • 1st and 2nd companies formed, although not officially registered until October 1912
  • 1st company attached to Crosshill United Free Church and 2nd company attached to Johnstone Memorial Church
  • P visited Queen’s Park, Glasgow and was accompanied by the Lord Provost, Archibald McInnes Shaw. Three patrols marched into the grounds
1911

1911

B.P visited Glasgow and inspected the girls in Blythswood Square. After the inspection the girls marched to Sauchiehall Street, where they were dismissed.

1912

1912

1st, 2nd and 3rd companies registered.

1913

1913

  • Agnes Baden-Powell visited Glasgow
  • A Guide rally was held in the Queen’s Rooms, Clifton Street. The girls gave ambulance displays, demonstrated morse code and semaphore signalling
  • Miss Fyfe is appointed as the first County Commissioner of Glasgow
1914

1914

  • Miss Fyfe travelled to Belgium and Miss Cargill became County Commissioner
  • Miss Fyfe joined Dr Hector Munro’s Flying Ambulance corps in Flanders
  • She worked in and near Ypres among the civilian population
1917

1917

4 Burnbank Terrace is rented as County Headquarters.

1918

1918

By the end of 1918 there were 20 Guide Companies and three Brownie Packs in Glasgow.

1920

1920

The County of the City of Glasgow Girl Guides was organised and four Divisions were formed – Northern, North Eastern, North Western and Southern. An Executive Committee was formed.

1921

1921

20th November – County Colours and North Eastern Divisional banner dedicated at Glasgow Cathedral. Nearly 900 Guides were present.

1923

1923

  • The first Gold Cords to be award in the county were presented by Dame Katherine Furse to Captain J. Smith of the 32rd Glasgow Guide Company
  • August – Princess Mary visited Glasgow. 119 Guides formed a guard of honour
1924

1924

  • Southern Division was split into South East and South West Divisions
  • Guide, Elizabeth McIntosh, 27th Company, South Western Division. She was awarded the Silver Cross for Life Saving – she saved a child of three from being run over by a lorry. This was the first time that the Silver Cross had been presented in Scotland
  • 25th October – North Eastern Division Headquarters officially opened by Lady Cargill
1925

1925

  • Gift of house in Bank Street for Northern and North Western Divisions as Division Headquarters
  • County of the City of Glasgow Girl Guides amateur swimming club formed
  • 7th November – Chief Guide visited Glasgow and inspected Brownies and Guides in Divisions across the city
1926

1926

Mrs Greenlees awarded the Medal of Merit; this was only the second time this had been awarded in Scotland.

1927

1927

  • 12th July – King George V visited Glasgow
  • 12th July – 700 Brownies and Guides were given space in the grounds of Royal Hospital for Sick Children to see the procession
  • The Glasgow Girl Guide Hockey League was formed
1928

1928

14th Glasgow Guide Company were the first British Guides to visit Germany.

1929

1929

  • North East Division divided into North East and East North East Divisions
  • 21st – 27th October Glasgow Girls’ Week. Guides took part in displays on the 25th and 26th October. 1st Robroyston Company won the Extension Hospital Trophy for general Guide work
1930

1930

31st May – County Rally, Scotstoun Show Grounds.  Attended by Her Royal Highness, Princess Mary. A Guard of Honour on her arrival consisted of long service Guiders and on her departure Rangers. Around 8,000 were present at the rally.

1931

1931

  • Silver Cross for Gallantry for saving a small boy from drowning awarded to Guide, Cecile Speir, 210th Glasgow Guide Company, Northern Division
  • 10th July – King George V and Queen Mary visited Glasgow. Over 2,000 Guides, Rangers and Guiders lined both sides of Bothwell Street from Blythswood Street to North Street
1932

1932

22nd – 29th May  – Coming of Age Week. £300 was raised – 3 beds were named in the Sick Children’s Hospital.

1933

1933

20th May – Rally held at Scotstoun Show Ground. The Chief Guide took the salute and inspected and spoke to Guides and Rangers.

1934

1934

Guides joined Scout Show in the Kelvin Hall.

1935

1935

  • County Headquarters moved to 25 Gordon Street. The shop was taken over by Scottish HQ. The gifts of a clock from District 3, South Eastern Division and an inkstand from 251st and 266th Glasgow Guide Companies were made to the new county headquarters

King’s Silver Jubilee.

  • Glasgow Guide celebrations held at Sheep Park, Pollok Estate
  • Programme: Singing, firework display, ceremony of handing over money for Prince of Wales’s thank-offering fund, Sir Alexander B. Swan, Lord Provost of Glasgow and Lord Lieutenant of the County, National Anthem, second firework display, singing, Taps. Music played by Clydebank Burgh Bank
1936

1936

Chief Guide visited Glasgow in October. Chief Guide presented the Silver Cross to Milly Whitelaw for rescuing a girl from the Monkland Canal

1937

1937

  • 10th July – King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Glasgow. Guides lined the route in Bellahouston Park
  • Guides attended a Coronation Youth Rally in Edinburgh
1938

1938

  • 5th May – Empire Exhibition – Glasgow Guides gave demonstrations in the living exhibit section; arena displays and the concert hall. They gave demonstrations in gadget making, homemaking, physical training and country dancing. The Brownies demonstrated singing games and Brownies training. Over 4,000 Guides were at the opening ceremony
  • Guides formed a guard of honour in the Youth Pavilion for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1939

1939

  • Mrs Greenlees was presented with the Silver Fish
  • Outbreak of WWII. County Headquarters made a sub-office of W.V.S to receive blankets and clothing for evacuated children in reception areas
1940

1940

  • 19th – 26th May – Guide Week. Every member of the Movement was asked to contribute half of their daily salary, income or pocket money. Total raised in Glasgow was £830.00. The money raised was used to pay towards the cost of Air Ambulances
  • 21st December – Girl Guides Hostel for Service Women opened at 8 Lynedoch Place. 2 Brownies and 2 Guides from each Division formed a guard of honour at opening ceremony
1941

1941

Badge of Fortitude was presented to Lieutenant Jean Hendry by Mrs Clark Rattray. This was the first time this had been presented in Glasgow.

1942

1942

B.P Memorial Fund. £1,000 was raised in the first month.

1943

1943

  • BP Memorial Fund. Ceremonies were held with the help of the Army Pigeon Service, £1,930 was raised
  • Mrs Douglas of Mains became County Commissioner and picnic sites were made available on the Mains Estate
  • The first meeting with volunteers for the Guide International Service was held at Gordon Street
  • October – Chief Guide visited Glasgow. She visited the Girl Guide Hostel for Service Women in Lynedoch Place, where nearly 10,000 had been cared for by relays of Guiders over a three-year period. She also toured the city, finishing with a meeting at St Andrew’s Hall
1944

1944

  • March – Princess Royal visited Glasgow, she visited Mains, the Girl Guide Hostel for Service Women and attended a Guide meeting in the City Chambers
  • Guide, Margaret Ure was presented with the Silver Cross for saving her mother from severe burning
  • Permanent campsite laid out at Mains
  • North Eastern Trefoil Guild started with 25 members
1945

1945

  • Four Glasgow Guiders qualified with the GIS and travelled abroad:
    • RS107 – Irene Addie, stationed at Gebhardshagen
    • RS131 – Winnie Fraser, stationed at Einbeck
    • RS136 – Margaret Gow, stationed at Brunswick
    • RS158 – Jean Syme
    • RS107/RS131/RS136 were general relief teams. RS158 was a training team
  • Princess Elizabeth visited Glasgow. She attended a rally in St Andrew’s Hall. Brownies, Guides and Rangers lined the route to St Andrew’s Hall
  • Gilt Cross presented to P.L Elizabeth Clarke, North East Division for rescuing a boy from a static water tank
1947

1947

First Queen’s Guides in Glasgow – all five were from 222nd Glasgow Guide Company, East North East Division

1948

1948

  • R.S. Glasgow and S.R.S. Circassia obtained Admiralty Recognition
  • Chief Guide visited Glasgow. Meetings were held in St Andrew’s Hall and she spoke at the A.G.M.
1950

1950

  • Patricia Duncan, 9th A Glasgow Guide Company was presented with the Gilt Cross for saving a small child from drowning
  • Two scrolls for delegates at the World Conference passed through Glasgow
  • Viscountess Colville of Culross (Scottish Chief Commissioner) presented the Silver Fish to Mrs Douglas of Main and Medals of Merit to Mrs Boyd, Extensions Secretary and Miss B Paterson, East North East Division Commissioner
1951

1951

South Eastern Division was divided into South and South East Divisions.

1952

1952

Glasgow’s first international camp held at Mains. Guides attended from France, Switzerland and Denmark.

1953

1953

  • Coronation Display at Scotstoun Show Ground. Lady Elgin took the salute of the march past
  • 25th June – Queen Elizabeth II visited Hampden Park for Glasgow Youth Rally – attended by Guides
1954

1954

Residential Ranger/Rover Conference held at Auchendennan.

1955

1955

Campsite at Auchendennan opened by Lady McCance, Glasgow County Commissioner.

1956

1956

  • Glasgow’s second international camp held at Boturich Castle. Nine nationalities represented
  • County standard completed
1957

1957

BP Centenary events. Scout and Guide Show at Kelvin Hall.

1958

1958

New county headquarters – 1 Scott Street purchased. Formal opening by Scottish Chief Commissioner, Viscountess Colville of Culross.

1960

1960

County Headquarters at Gordon Street sold

1962

1962

Chief Guide visited Glasgow.

1963

1963

  • Mrs Greenlees was leader of the British party of four Guides who attended the International Camp in Luxembourg
  • County Choir started by Maureen Harold
1964

1964

  • Offer for campsite at Gartocharn made and accepted. Formal opening, 9th May 1964
  • South Division divided – new division – South South West
1966

1966

International Camp at Gartocharn. Mrs Greenlees presented the flag from her original camp.

1968

1968

  • 6th April – Napier House at Gartocharn opened by Mrs Phillips, the Brownie Adviser. The ceremony was based on the opening of the campsite and the new Brownie rhyme
  • Guides in the Gang Show for the first time

 

1970

1970

  • International Camp at Gartocharn. Visited by Mrs Clay and Mrs Greenlees
  • Diamond Jubilee
    • Sponsored knit to raise money
    • Equipment (two home kidney machines and three weigh beds) worth £6,000 were presented to Glasgow Royal Infirmary by Glasgow Brownies, Guides and Rangers in the first of a series of gifts. The money was part of £10,800 raised by Glasgow Brownies, Guides and Rangers in a sponsored knit held in February 1970. In one week, 100,000 squares were knitted, which would make about 500 blankets. The rest of the money raised was used to provide an intensive nursing incubator, a kidney dialysis calculating machine, a television set and two play areas for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill
    • At Stobhill Hospital money was donated for three electrically operated ceiling lifts and at the Western Infirmary money was donated for a coronary monitoring machine
    • Money was also donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind
1972

1972

Joint Scout and Guide Songs of Praise from Auchengillan. ‘Glasgow Singing 72’ record issued

1974

1974

  • Brownie Jubilee, events held in Divisions
  • Baillieston, Garrowhill and Carmyle became part of East North East Division
  • South West Trefoil Guild disbanded
1975

1975

International camp held at Gartocharn

1976

1976

  • 15 Elmbank Street purchased, entry January 1977
  • Joint Thinking Day celebration in Kelvin Hall
1977

1977

  • Chief Guide died on 25th June 1977. This was marked by a service on St Giles and Glasgow Cathedrals
  • Glasgow HQ, the hall was renamed – Olave, Lady Baden Powell Hall.  A sponsored stampede raised £6,000 towards the building
1978

1978

10th anniversary of Guides in the Gang Show

1982

1982

  • May – ‘Event 82’
    • Nearly 5,000 members attended the event
    • Activities and challenges based on the Eight Point Programme were available for all sections
    • The Chief Guide, Lady Patience Baden-Powell and the Scottish Chief Commissioner, Dr June Paterson-Brown attended the event
1984

1984

International camp held at Gartocharn. New world flag for the campsite.

1985

1985

  • Birthday camp held at Gartocharn. (21st Anniversary)
  • 75th Anniversary of Girlguiding
    • Thinking Day Service in the Kelvin Hall, 2000 members attended
    • Reps attended the Thinking Day spectacular in the Royal Albert Hall
  • June – The Flame of Guiding was brought to Glasgow by the Scottish Chief Commissioner in a vintage car.  Each Division took the light into their Division in a variety of ways – car, horse, bicycle and roller skates.
  • June – Each Division took the light into their Division in a variety of ways – car, horse, bicycle and roller skates
  • 22nd September – Nearly 300 members assisted the Glasgow Marathon
1986

1986

24th July – 2nd August – A party of nearly 30 from Glasgow – Guides, Rangers and Guiders assisted at the Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh as volunteers and helped with stewarding and other general duties

1987

1987

First Rainbow Unit in Glasgow is registered in Queen’s Park District, South Division

1988

1988

  • International Camp held at Gartocharn
  • 97 girls and leaders from American, Canada, Denmark, France, Norway, and Eire attended
  • Lord Provost’s Procession – Glasgow Guides won the cup for the most original entry – Girls Grow with Guiding
1989

1989

  • Brownies celebrated 75th birthday
  • Celebrations/parties held in Divisions and a tree was planted at the Brownie House to mark the event
  • Happy 25th Birthday, Achachairdeis
1991

1991

North North East merged with Northern and South South West merged with South and South West

1994

1994

18th September – Following a bus accident two Guiders and three Guides tragically lost their lives. Andrena Dougall was presented with the Silver Cross for Gallantry.

1995

1995

  • January – a memorial service was held in Wellington Church to remember those who lost their lives in the bus accident. This was attended by representatives from the Council, the Chief Commissioner, Scottish Chief Commissioner, Lady Roseberry (Scottish President) and several regional County Commissioners, including the Chief Commissioner for British Guides in foreign countries
  • September – a new hall was dedicated at Glasgow’s campsite in memory of those who had died in the Drumchapel bus crash. The hall was named ‘Caladh’, meaning ‘Safe Haven’
1996

1996

County Camp held at Gartocharn – Come and Mix in 96.

1997

1997

International Camp – 200 Guides and Guiders celebrated ‘Failte 97’.

1999

1999

  • Thirty Brownies and Guides participated in a project for Glasgow’s Year of Architecture.  Their drawings were exhibited during Doors Open Week and there was an exhibition for the entries in Scotland Street Museum, The People’s Palace, Girlguiding SHQ and Hillhead Library.
  • County Banner making workshops – Glasgow produced banners, many of which were displayed in the S.E.C.C. at the Scottish celebration for Thinking Day. The theme was ‘Let Peace Walk the Earth’. 6000 members from all over Scotland took part in singing and dancing.  Glasgow County hosted a ceilidh.
  • Guides attended Auchengillan 99 International Jamboree
  • In preparation for the millennium, every Glasgow member was challenged to contribute 2000 acts of kindness by 21st December 1999. £1,000 was presented to the Children’s Hospice Association and games/trails were provided for siblings of children attending Rachel House. Items were donated for refugees in Kosovo
2000

2000

Members throughout the UK celebrated the millennium with STOMP (Sharing Together Opportunities for Memorable Projects). Around 2000 girls attended the event at Hutcheson’s Grammar School. They were entertained by Tiger Tim and the Radio Clyde Roadshow, The Happy Gang, Dave Benson Philips, a Steps tribute band and Robbie Williams tribute band. At 20.00 the millennium song, ‘Look into the Future’ was sung simultaneously with members across the country.

2001

2001

  • Rainbow Rammies with the theme, ‘Noah’s Ark’. Rainbows stood in groups depending on the colour of their tabard to make a giant rainbow
  • 30th September – At the county campsite a new building, named ‘Fasgadh’ was opened
2002

2002

  • 27th and 28th April – Gartocharn – The Brownie Bonanza and Guide Gathering took place. Over 600 Brownies and 300 Guides attended the event which focused on the Queen’s Golden Jubilee
  • 23rd May – Queen Elizabeth II visited Glasgow. Members from Girlguiding formed part of the guard of honour in George Square
  • Every member of Glasgow Guiding was challenged to raise £1 for the Children’s Hospice Association (CHAS). £5300 was raised
2003

2003

  • At the World Thinking Day concert held at Strathclyde University 170 members entertained an audience of 600.  £700 was collected and this was sent to the World Thinking Day fund
  • Three Senior Section girls formed the Colour Party at the Thinking Day celebrations in Westminster Central Halls
  • County camp held at Gartocharn. Theme – Superbowl, supported by the Claymores
2004

2004

  • Campsite was 40 years old
  • November –Brownies 90th Birthday event. 200 Brownies and leaders celebrated at the Glasgow Science Centre.  The theme for the event was Christmas. Activities included watching Santa v The Snowman at the Imax theatre, making snowmen cardholders, a science show – watching ice smoke and explosions, and a star show – following the North star during a magical display
2005

2005

  • Guiding’s Alive in 2005
  • January – 79 Brownies took part in the Netball Event at Gorbals Leisure Centre, which was organised by Lesley MacDonald, Sports Development Coordinator for Glasgow City Council and run on the day by the Scottish Netball Squad
  • February – World Thinking Day theme was ‘Walks for the World’. Activities included a puppet show, walking songs, foot painting, puzzles, line dancing, aerobics and toenail painting. £1,173.91 was raised for ‘Walks for the World Fund’
  • County Camp in May – activities included canoeing, break dancing, aerobics, t-shirt designing, nail beauty, hairdressing, craft, disco and a fashion show
  • On the 8th September during the Scottish Chief Commissioner’s Trek around Scotland, the county presented a cheque of £11,000
  • August 2005 – Amy Cowan, Fiona McClusker and Kirsty Plummer (Senior Section members) boarded the Prince William Tall ship for Aberdeen on the 16th August, for ten days of sailing round the coast of Scotland. Stopping at places including St Kilda, Oban and Lochgoilhead. Returning on the 26th August to Greenock
2006

2006

  • 15th November – Countess of Wessex (President of Girlguiding) visited Glasgow on the 15th November
    • 90 girls were involved from 36 schools
    • The theme for the visit was ‘Glasgow, The Friendly City’
    • The visit began with a guard of honour from Senior Section girls
    • The county choir sang
2007

2007

150th Anniversary of the birth of Lord Baden-Powell. Attended by 380 members.

2008

2008

  • Rainbows celebrated their 21st birthday. Parties with a sunflower theme were held in Divisions
  • Northern Division held their 21st birthday party at Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church. The Rainbows went on a treasure hunt, decorated bags and played parachute games. County Commissioner, May Madden cut the birthday cake
  • County Camp at Gartocharn – ‘Xperience 2008’
2009

2009

  • Changing the World. County raised £11,138.39
  • September – Centenary celebrations launched. Launch parties held at Girlguiding Glasgow HQs. Celebrations included a balloon release, a party and a demonstration of ‘It’s a Gas!’ by the Science Centre
  • 14/15th November – Centenary exhibition, held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is opened by Chief Guide, Liz Burnley. The exhibition ran until February 2010.  At the launch of the centenary exhibition there were a range of hands-on activities: dress up as a Brownie or Guide from the past, send a message using semaphore flags, weave your Guiding memory, post your memory in the post box and arts and crafts activities. The centenary dance was performed and the choir sang in the main hall

 

2010

2010

  • 20th October –Finale of the centenary year (Vision) held at The Royal Concert Hall. 20:10 20/10 2010  Attended by 2,500 members
2011

2011

  • The Thinking Day theme was ‘Girls worldwide say empowering girls will change our world’. Over 800 members took part in the event at the Science Centre
  • During a two-year period, the voluntary uniformed youth organisations in Glasgow – Girlguiding, Scouting, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade worked together in partnership on activities in the lead up to the celebrations of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. A Commonwealth Games badge competition (organised by Girlguiding) was held and won by a boy from the Boys’ Brigade, the runner up was a Brownie. The judging of the badge was carried out by Dr Nina Baker, Kirsty Wark (TV Producer and Broadcaster) and Anne Wallace (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). The Boys’ Brigade organised a joint sporting activity day (February 2013), the Girls’ Brigade organised a Christmas Carol Service in Glasgow Cathedral (December 2013)
2012

2012

  • February – “I’m one in a million”. International event for all sections was held – ‘Girlguiding Glasgow goes to Bollywood’. 500 members took part in a range of activities – dancing, drumming, glitter art, trying on a sari. Activities were led by members of the Scottish Indian Mahili Cultural Centre. Denise King (GGS Chief Executive) spoke about Sangam
  • 13th May – 25 members took part in the Women’s 10k. Money was raised for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill/Glasgow City Mission/ individual Guide units
  • 26th May – Happy Birthday Rainbows. Over 300 Rainbows attended a space themed party (Spacetacular) at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The Rainbows took part in a range of space themed activities – a treasure hunt through Kelvingrove, dancing with a dance couch, games and craft (making a rocket and an astronaut). There was rocket celebration cake, which was presented by ‘Olivia’ and a sing-a-long in the main hall. The organist also played happy birthday
  • 1st – 4th June – County Camp – Aspire 2012. 200 took part in the county camp. Activities included drumming, cheerleading, bootcamp, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable football, craft – cards, friendship bracelets and jewellery boxes. They celebrated the Queen’s 60-year reign by having ‘A Big Jubilee Lunch’, wearing tiaras
  • 8th June – The Olympic Torch was carried through Glasgow. Julie McElroy a leader in the 207th Unit for members with disabilities carried the torch through Glasgow City Centre
  • 2nd July – Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Glasgow. Members formed part of the guard of honour in George square.
  • 5th July – Senior Section and adult members attended the Order of the Thistle service in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and were invited to Bute House to have tea with Alex Salmond (First Minister of Scotland)
2013

2013

  • International event for all sections. ‘Fiesta’ brought the culture and sounds of Mexico to Glasgow. Over 500 girls took part in a range of activities, including learning to dance the salsa, listening and singing along to a Mariachi band, making a selection of Mexican crafts including maracas and paper flowers. £305 was raised for the Guide Friendship Fund
  • June/July 22 members from Girlguiding Glasgow went on a County trip to the World Centre – ‘Sangam’ – in India. The service project was City of Child, run by Deep Griha society. The project selects children from the slums around Pune who are in need. City of Child provides food, accommodation and education. We presented the facility with toys, games, stationery and 20,000 rupees. A donation of £4,500 was made to Sangam
  • September – Girlguiding Glasgow formed a partnership with Sense Scotland and opened a joint Rainbow/Brownie Unit at Touch Base, Sense Scotland, Kinning Park. The first meeting was filmed by the BBC and was broadcast on Children in Need
2014

2014

  • May – Brownies celebrated their 100th birthday
  • 200 Brownies attended the BBB Fun Day at Gleneagles
  • A Brownie from ENE Division was one of 50 Brownies from across the UK selected out of 9,000 applicants to attend the Big Brownie Tea Party at Buckingham Palace Gardens
  • Scotstoun Leisure Centre – As part of the Big Brownie Birthday Party, Brownies from across Glasgow went to Scotstoun Leisure Centre for a birthday party. They took part in a range of birthday party games, including a game of musical bumps. This was monitored by representatives from the Guinness Book of Records. It was confirmed that the game consisting of 646 Brownies was a world record
  • Gartocharn celebrated its 50th anniversary
  • Commonwealth Games : 16,000 badges were sold. Commonwealth Camp for 600 at Auchengillan
  • Guides and Guiders provided a Guard of Honour for WWI service at Glasgow Cathedral and in George Square attended by HRH Prince Charles
2015

2015

  • June – Wee-G-opoly – In June, Girlguiding Scotland’s Annual Review came to Glasgow and to celebrate we participated in an outdoor adventure in the heart of Glasgow (Wee-G-opoly), with a live version of the classic Monopoly game. Teams of up to 6 people went around the city visiting and possibly ‘purchasing’ iconic landmarks. North West Division Team were one of the winning groups. Wee-G-opoly was devised and led by girls from Girlguiding Glasgow for part of their Queen’s Guide Award
  • July – 20 members from Girlguiding Glasgow went on a County trip to the World Centre – ‘Our Cabana’ in Mexico. The service project was VAMOS – VAMOS is a non-profit organisation that works with the poor throughout Mexico. Girlguiding Glasgow went to the branch of VAMOS based in Cuernavaca. Girlguiding Glasgow members painted the outside of the building and carried out activities with the children. A cheque for $1000 was presented to the centre for the ‘Buy a Book, Build a Dream’ project and a gift of toothpaste, toothbrushes, sponges, soap etc was also made
2016

2016

  • 30th April – Rainbows and Brownies attending the Rah Rah Rio fun day held in April were met by a vibrant event site filled with colour, music and lots of activities to visit across the day. Activities included learning new skills in our artistic gymnastics sessions and mini Olympics and meeting some very special guests from the petting zoo
  • 27th – 29th May : County Camp – Guides and Leaders participated in a County camp that was inspiring and forward-thinking. Rockin’ Rio was based on a festival theme and allowed members to visit four zones across the long weekend. Guides were challenged in the Olympic zone with bubble football, archery and netball before gearing up for the Carnival zone by making carnival floats, festival headdresses and festival face paint. Teamwork was high on the agenda when completing several challenges to gain air miles to visit Rio in the Adventure zone. After all the exertion, a visit to the Refresh Zone was really needed to chill out in the hot tubs and unwind with yoga and fruit smoothies
  • 3rd June – Senior Section celebrated their 100th birthday with a cruise on the River Clyde with a party band and a photo booth.  Girlguiding Glasgow Senior Section members were invited to join the County Thanks and Recognition event at the Grand Central Hotel to round off their celebrations
2017

2017

  • 6th May – Rainbows celebrated their 30th birthday at Five Sisters Zoo. Rainbows participated in animal handling sessions learning about the various animals that live in the zoo
  • 13th–14th May : Blair Drummond Safari Park – Guides had a residential at Blair Drummond Safari park. Guides camped under canvas not too far from the animal enclosures. Guides had special access privileges over the weekend and helped the keepers across the park prepare lunch and maintain the animal enclosures. The Guides explored the park before taking part in a wide game, followed by a campfire
  • 3rd June – Brownies on the Farm – Girlguiding Glasgow Brownies visited Heads of Ayr Farm Park. The girls had a fantastic time getting up close to the animals, feeding some deer and horses and imitating the meerkats, flying down the zip wire and down the grass slides, playing on the pirate ship and taking part in a giant picnic with Brownies from across Glasgow
  • Trefoil Guild – East North East and South Guilds marked their 60th anniversary with a lunch
2018

2018

  • March – Rainbow & Brownie / Fun & Feathers Fun and Feathers was an event led by our Residential team & held at Netherurd House at the end of March. The event was attended by approximately 120 members. The girls were able to meet and hold various birds of prey including owls and eagles. The girls took part on various feather themed crafts, transformed into birds of prey through the magic of face paint and explored the Netherurd woods looking for fairies and their houses. Thirty girls and Leaders stayed for the full weekend enjoying for some a first-time residential event with Girlguiding
  • 25th–27th May : Regional Camp / Guides Girlguiding Glasgow welcomed the new Chief Guide to our camp site as part of our Regional Camp in May. Over 300 Guides from surrounding Counties joined in a weekend of fun and adventure. The theme for the camp was ‘Strathclyde Down Under’ and highlights included visiting Bondi Beach zone where Guides could chill out with a mocktail, have a go on the surf machine or kick back in a hot tub followed by a visit to the outback zone for bushcraft skills and cooking to name a few. Disco, film night and campfires filled much of the evening entertainment programme
  • April : Over 100 members of Girlguiding Glasgow went to Achachairdeis to celebrate 50 years of Napier House. Former Brownies joined with current members to take part in activities from yesteryear, outdoor challenges and crafts. A specially decorated cake for the occasion was cut by Isobel McGregor (I.M has been the bookings secretary at Napier House since it opened) alongside a Brownie whose 11th birthday was imminent. The girls worked in small groups to find clues around the site to solve a riddle, tried some traditional fairground games, took part in competitive games and decorated a photo frame that housed a photo of their group to take home as a memento of the day. The event closed after a magic show and campfire songs
  • Trefoil Guild celebrated its 75th anniversary. Each of the four Guilds in the County celebrated in different ways:
    • Northern – A picnic at the Campsite
    • NNE – An event with the Guides and Brownies at the church with games and the planting of a Centenary Rose
    • ENE – An overnight at the campsite
    • South – An afternoon tea at Netherurd
  • 6th–9th April : Dash to Denmark. 24 members from Guides, Senior Section and Leaders from Girlguiding Glasgow visited Copenhagen as part of GGS’s Dash to Denmark Wide Game
2019

2019

  • 24th–16th May : County Camp – Girlguiding Glasgow and Beyond was the theme of the County camp. Over 400 Guides, Rangers and Leaders took part in a variety of activities including a silent disco, designing cosmic space bags, making bath salts, visiting a planetarium, learning about space, an inflatable course, water zorbing, campfire cooking, hot tubs, mindfulness, yoga, activities with the Royal Navy and RAF
  • 28th April : Kelburn – Rainbows and Brownies. Over 300 Rainbows and Brownies from across the County went to Kelburn Country Park to take part in Roald Dahl book themed activities. There were James and the Giant Peach themed activities, where the Rainbows and Brownies helped James hunt for the giant peach in the Dream Forest. There were BFG themed activities, where the Rainbows and the Brownies looked for the BFG and made Frobscottle. There was also a duck race, orienteering and toasted marshmallows
  • Girlguiding Glasgow Guides/Brownies had the opportunity to join together at the City of Glasgow College for a workshop delivered in partnership with BAE System focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) challenges inspired by the Clever Cogs badge produced by Girlguiding North West Region, England and three young female engineers at BAE Systems. Activities included balloon towers to replicate the Burj Khalifa, earthquake proof buildings made of spaghetti and marshmallows, a mechanical hand made of straws/string/cardboard, a competition to fire your rocket as far as it would go and finding out how different personalities match to STEM jobs
2020

2020

  • 1st January : Divisions restructured from eight to four. New divisions to be called – Glasgow North West, Glasgow North East, Glasgow South West and Glasgow South East
  • Girlguiding Glasgow is 100 years old. Girlguiding Glasgow 100th Anniversary Challenge is launched – Give! Grow! Go!
  • Girlguiding Glasgow is 100 years old. Girlguiding Glasgow 100th Anniversary Challenge is launched – Give! Grow! Go!   Units to try and complete challenges from each of the three sections to gain a badge:
    • Rainbows – 1 challenge from each section
    • Brownies – 2 challenges from each section
    • Guides – 3 challenges from each section
    • Rangers/Adults – 4 challenges from each section
  • Division Parties held in ‘old’ Divisions before new Divisions officially formed
  • Northern Division held a Division party with a space theme, titled ‘The Big Bang’ on 18th January 2020. Rainbow activities included a planetarium, a dance workshop and a music workshop. Brownie activities included a dance workshop, a music workshop and a craft workshop, where they made a galaxy in a bottle. Guides worked together to solve the clues in the escape room. All joined together for cake and singing
  • 20th August – Girlguiding Glasgow Headquarters (15 Elmbank Street) is sold
  • 100th Annual Review 26th November 2020