Photos: 250 guides celebrate centenary at Burnham-On-Sea event
than 250 youngsters and leaders from girl guiding groups across
the Burnham-On-Sea area gathered together on Saturday (February
20th) to celebrate 100 years of the guiding movement.
groups attended a special event at King Alfred School to mark
'World Thinking Day', one of several events held across the UK
to mark this year's centenary.
day had a theme of 'one world, one beat' to focus on the creativity
of the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows taking part and emphasise
the different ways in which they explore different cultures and
learn new skills through music, dance, drama and singing.
Sinnott, Guides Mendip Division Commissioner, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"There were many different international-themed activities
on offer at the school, including African drumming, American cheerleading
and Chinese wish envelope making, as well as Somerset willow flag-making."
added: "We were delighted to have so many youngsters from
across the Burnham and Axbridge area come together for this special
was formed in the UK 100 years ago when a small group of courageous
girls stepped forward at a Boy Scouts Rally in Crystal Palace
Park and asked its Founder, Robert Baden-Powell, for 'something
for the girls'. Guiding has come a long way since then
the movement has travelled all over the globe with over 10million
members worldwide and over 500,000 in the UK. More details about
the centenary are available here.