World Thinking Day at Glasgow Gurdwara

Girlguiding Glasgow celebrated World Thinking Day by Rainbows, Brownies and Guides participating in various workshops including a visit to the Glasgow Gurdwara learning all about Sikh culture and the temple. Rainbows and Brownies got very dirty planting and learning all about the eco system whilst planting seeds before the Guides arrived and cooked up a storm in the kitchen making omelettes with root vegetables from a local producer. Our World Thinking Day celebration focused on one of the WAGGGS five World Centres, Sangam’s ‘We Shine’ expressive arts programme and all members learned the songs and some impressive dance moves.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Next on the calendar was a test of endurance and stamina as our Guides had a residential at Blair Drummond Safari park. Guides camped under canvas not too far from the animal enclosures on what must have been the wettest day and night in May! Needless to say, the weather didn’t affect the girls enthusiasm and all patrols worked incredibly well setting up camp. For many this was the first time pitching a tent, however, it’s amazing how quickly you learn when you know your sleeping bag is getting soaked. 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 very energetic campfire to heat us all up. “This was a great weekend! We helped the keepers get the animals their breakfast and prepare their enclosure for the day; it was hard work! It rained a lot but that didn’t stop us, we had our coats to keep us dry. We saw the sea-lion show, visited the elephants and played on the dodgems (lots of times!).”
Chloe & Skye (10).

Rainbows 30th Birthday
Our next celebration was an important milestone for our youngest members as the Rainbows reached their 30th birthday. Girlguiding Glasgow hosted a birthday party complete with cake and sunshine at Five Sisters Zoo. Rainbows participated in animal handling sessions learning about the various animals that lived in the zoo. It was a particularly special day for two Rainbows from Bellahouston Rainbows as they made their Rainbow Promise next to the lions and have started on an adventure that will last a lifetime. The Rainbows energy tested all of their leaders as they bounced around the park.

Thanks & Recognition / Guides
Thanks and recognition Afternoon Tea celebrated the contribution of our Guide section leaders. Our Guide Section leaders have volunteered 14,500 hours this year to deliver great Guiding in their units.

Brownies on the Farm
Heads of Ayr Farm Park was turned yellow for the day as Girlguiding Glasgow Brownies visited. The girls had a fantastic time getting close to the animals; feeding deer, horses and imitating the meerkats; flying down the zip wire and grass slides; playing on the pirate ship; and taking part in a giant picnic with Brownies from all across Glasgow. “We had fun at Heads of Ayr Farm. I loved all of it, the worst bit was having to come home!” Vanessa (10), 59th Brownie.