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Category Archives: News 2016

1st Bearsden Guide Unit Centenary


1st Bearsden Guide Unit celebrated 100 years since first registering their unit in June 1916. The unit has run continually since then making it the oldest unit in the Guiding County of Dunbartonshire.

On the lead up to the milestone, the Guide unit completed a series of challenges and badges to celebrate their 100 years including “Go for Its” and had a fantastic weekend camp away.

Alongside the activities and challenges, they also hosted a celebratory tea party on June 12th 2016 at the Bearsden Guide hall. The event was a great success as former Guides and Leaders attended and viewed the 1st Bearsden Guides archives and artifacts from the last 100 years which were on display.

Helen Anderson, a Leader of 1st Bearsden Guides said: “This is a fantastic milestone that we have achieved. We loved inviting and celebrating with everyone who has been involved over the years, as without them we would never have reached our centenary.”

Vale Senior Section London Spectacular

Vale of Leven South Senior Section spent a spectacular 72 hours in London celebrating their 1st year and The Senior Section’s 100 years. A Sleeper train down (where thankfully there was some sleep), before a stop at Platform 9 3/4 and onwards to Pax Lodge. We then spent the day exploring London including a trip to the Strangers’ Gallery in the House of Lords to watch a Debate and then dinner and theatre when we were enthralled by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; inspiring a late night trip to M&M world. That was the end of day one! Days two and three were just as packed with two visits to Buckingham Palace to allow our whole group to experience the Changing of the Guard from inside the Palace forecourt! A highlight for all! A bus tour and a boat tour with a Right Royal Afternoon Tea in between was topped off by a London Eye flight as the sun was setting over London with Promises and BP presentations taking place. We were so busy we ate dinner at Midnight! Before leaving London we got to explore Covent Garden! Lots of happy but tired Senior Section members with plans for their next adventure already forming in their heads had a great time!

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3rd Vale Guides have a relaxing evening

To finish off the Scottish Senior Section Spectacular badge we had a relaxing pampering night, resting our eyes and drinking tea! We even made paper cups (although we didn’t risk drinking our tea from them).

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Clydebank Girlguiding Jurassic Adventure

Here are just a few of the photos taken over the past 5 nights – yes we took over Jurassic Adventure for a week, so to see all the amazing things the girls got up to visit the Flicker page.

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Great Dunbartonshire Ice Off – The Winners

What a fantastic day was had by all.  The work put in by all the girls was amazing, it was a really hard competition to choose a winner.

22nd Bearsden Brownies


1st Castlehill Rainbows

Senior Section Vale South


5th Milngavie Guides

West Dunbartonshire Provosts Civic Awards

Rona aged 13 (mint dress in front row) and member of 3rd Vale of Leven Guides was invited to attend the Provosts’ Civic Awards on 22 April 2016 due to her involvement with West Dunbartonshire Foodshare. Rona and her family volunteer regularly with the project and it was lovely to see that the Foodshare was successful at the awards. Well done and well done Rona.image

Vale of Leven South Senior Section

Vale SS SpectacularHave been having a great time working on the Senior Section Spectacular Challenge focussed on tea, especially as we have our trip to London this summer when we will be having Afternoon Tea in the city as the final part of the challenge.