Hawkeshead Girl Guides currently have around 10 girls and follow a wide programme including community service, outdoor activities and challenges. Girlguiding is a girl led charity which aims to build girls self esteem and confidence and help them gain skills for life.
Over the last few months the girls have been working on their Bronze Arts Award. They have visited a contemporary dance performance, done street art, made masks and run a dance workshop for younger girls in Dalton in Furness. They have also been on an activity day which included raft building crate stacking, outdoor cooking and fire lighting and have slept over at The Sandcastle in Blackpool with hundreds of other Guides from the Region.
A highlight from this summer was when the Guides were on Countryfile with Matt Baker! The girls have learnt first aid and completed Go For It challenges in healthy eating and going green. They are also frequently involved in community projects such as the Low Wood No Wood cardboard boat challenge for charity and filling hundreds of shoeboxes to go to Romania. The Guides also help girls stay active, another important issue in todays society and in September they are taking part in Sportivate, a change to learn some new street games and share them with their peers.
As a group, they have a packed programme and endeavour to achieve as much as possible with limited resources and through volunteers.
Epic Kidz has made a donation of £250 to the Hawkeshead Girl Guides which will be split between the senior section for their Centenary celebrations and a Masquerade Ball and the junior section to help fund their activities programme.
If anyone is interested in volunteering for Girlguiding, there is always a role to be found. whether people can offer an hour a week or a couple of hours a month in a variety of roles from unit helpers through to help with accounts, PR and testing badges.