Published: February 20, 2010
In Photos: 250 guides celebrate centenary at Burnham-On-Sea event

More 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Jane 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."

She added: "We were delighted to have so many youngsters from across the Burnham and Axbridge area come together for this special occasion."

Guiding 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.

 


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