The 1st Felbridge Guides have been meeting since 1950 and form part of Girl Guiding 1st Felbridge (St John’s) which also includes Rainbow, Brownie and senior section units which offer activities for girls and young women aged 5 – 25. The group meet on Friday evenings during school term time at St John’s Church Hall, Felbridge.
What Do Guides Do?
Being a Guide is about learning new skills, trying new activities, making new friends and helping others whilst in a safe and welcoming girl-only space.
Guides help to make a difference in their community and speak out about the issues that matter to them.
The girls lead the way, choosing activities, challenges and events that inspire them, while the volunteer leaders support them to make it happen. Activities include craft, cooking, outdoor activities
such as canoeing, archery, residential holidays and international trips!
Who Can Be A Guide?
Guides are usually aged 10 – 14, although some Guides like to stay on until they are older, any girl aged 10 or older can become a Guide.
This month sees 1st Felbridge Guides take part in World Scouting (WS) 2017, where they will be joining up with guides and scouts from West Sussex and around the world.
WS camps have been held in West Sussex for more than 30 years, it is an international experience for young people from a range of countries.
There will be lots of activities on offer including water activities, abseiling, climbing, archery, parascending and other adventurous and challenging activities.
There will also be cultural activities, sub-camp competitions, musical entertainments, social events, live bands, discos, crafts and much more.
Can You Help?
1st Felbridge need volunteers to help enrich the lives of local girls and young women. For more information on or how to sign up to join as a Guide or as a volunteer, contact Louise Tucker or Ann Tucker, call: 01342 317283, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Rachel Whitlam