We are a small but friendly District with leaders who work well together and support each other. We mainly meet in halls along Kings Road and on Elvetham Heath during term-time.
Our Guiders work hard to ensure that all the girls in our District are given the most diverse opportunities we can possibly give them. Guiders from most of the units are trained and qualified to take girls away on residential experiences, both indoors and out.
Every girl is likely to be given the opportunity of at least one residential experience each year. The older girls are also likely to be offered an International Experience during their time in the Senior Section.
We currently have:-
1 Rainbow Unit on Elvetham Heath which meets on a Wednesday.
4 Brownie Packs which meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Kings Road and on a Wednesday on Elvetham Heath.
1 Guide Unit which also meets on a Wednesday in Kings Road.
1 Senior Section Group for girls aged 14+ which meets most Mondays in Kings Road.
All units welcome and encourage the support of parents in the running of them. Parents are able to help in lots of ways without regular weekly commitment.
In the last
year our Rainbow unit reformed. Thanks to the enthusiasm of the leaders the
Rainbows have had a very exciting programme. The girls went on an autumn walk
and collected leaves to make crowns, they have found out about different animals
and been visited by a very special Disability Dog when they found out all that
he does to help his owner. They enjoyed a lovely Spring Walk to the Pond and
managed to dodge the showers! They earnt their first Roundabout badge! In the
summer term they had an international theme and learned about lots of different
countries - from India to Australia and from the USA to South Africa - they are
very well travelled! They made some lovely crafts based on the places they had
'visited' and best of all tasted food from all of the countries - cheese from
Holland, Anzac Cookies from Oz, Special Spanish macaroons, and their favourite
was Biryani rice from India. They also had a lovely campfire meeting with the
Hartley Wintney Rainbows. They also held a Cheeky Monkey sponsored marathon -
where they learnt 26 ways to say hello - this has raised money for Children with
Leukaemia and also for the unit. They wore Rainbow uniforms to School on the
7th May to celebrate Rainbows being 21 and had great fun with the other Fleet
Division Rainbows at Alice Holt celebrating Rainbows’ 21st birthday.
Our Brownie units have had a very exciting year. They have been dragon boat racing, enjoyed a visit by Graham and the animals from Hydestile Resident Animals, visited the fire station, been donutting, entertained elderly people with singing, poetry and a Nativity, decorated a Christmas tree, visited Farnborough Hill School to find out about its history, enjoyed sleepovers and pack holidays, milked goats and bottle fed lambs, taken part in a gym session, explored the cultures of Britain, found out about World Guiding, held an autumn party, followed a trail by torchlight, enjoyed fireworks, planted bulbs and seeds, played in the park, had an Easter Egg Hunt, held a Teddy Bear’s picnic and been visited by a clown in church.
Washing up on pack holiday A rescued owl
Our guides, as usual, have been very busy going camping, enjoying water activities at Horseshoe Lake, cooking and having a sleepover followed by an early morning hike.
In the past year the Senior Section girls enjoyed many activities including:-
Duke of Edinburgh - monthly meetings for both Bronze and Silver participants and expedition weekends, Eggy bread cook out, Pamper and chocolate night, Street Dancing, Quiz night, Karaoke, Treasure Hunt, a caving weekend in Devon with Explorer Scouts, Water Activities on Horseshoe Lake followed by a BBQ, visits to Just Ceramics and to Craggy Island for indoor climbing, fund raising with a tombola stall at Fleet Gala night, a visit to London at Christmas, a Christmas fund raising meal and a Ready Steady Cook style competition against local Explorer Scouts.
There have been a few enjoyable occasions where the various district units have got together. We’ve held a swimming gala, a carol service, a Thinking Day evening and an Olympic Fun Day. There’s plenty in the pipeline too.
If you’d like to join us in Fleet East phone Pauline Warner on 01252 812247.