The 2nd Chigwell Guides took part in Tesco's Farm to Fork Trail last night and loved it! The girls went behind the scenes and saw where all the food is stored before it goes onto the shelves (including walk in freezers), had a tour of the bakery, had a go on the checkouts and got to try different fruit, bread and cheeses. Thoroughly recommend it!
Take a look at the pictures from Sunday's Nuclear Run at Kelvedon Hatch, where some of the girls and leaders from 1st Chigwell Guides took part in a gruelling 6km obstacle course (50 obstacles) with lots of mud.
The girls did brilliantly and were so determined to finish, showing that #GirlsCan not only be muddy but can do anything!
1st Chigwell Guides
I thought I'd send through some photos of our Guides taken on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday when we went on a day trip to Kew Gardens. The trip was my idea as our Captain, Shirley, celebrated a 'special' birthday on May 10th (she was 50) and I thought it would be nice for our Guides to help her celebrate with a day out. The weather was incredibly kind which really helped as we spent most of the in the open air. We saw many of Kew Gardens's famous sites, including the pagoda, the steamy palm house, the Princess of Wales Conservatory, home to the titan arum which is alleged to be the smelliest plant in the world, Queen Charlotte's cottage and, the most recent addition, the tree top walkway with its wonderful views across the gardens. We were lucky enough to time our visit to coincide with bluebell time - Kew has some extensive bluebell woods which were absolutely stunning. Our girls also enjoyed Kew's log trail, an extensive trail of felled trees and logs which really tested their balancing skills as they navigated their way from one end to the other. A fantastic time was had by all.
11th Loughton Trinity Guides
PS: I can't confirm just how smelly the titan arum actually is as unfortunately it wasn't in flower on the day we visited. We'll just have to go again!
Buckhurst Hill District held their Bake Off Final on Saturday Guides produced some amazing chocolate cakes and the SS some really tasty scones.
73 members of Brentwood East District went to PGL Windmill Hill from 1st to 3rd May 2015. They took 23 Guides, 36 Brownies, 3 Young Leaders and 11 Adults. It was the first residential event they have done jointly as a district for many years and they are grateful for a County Empowerment Grant to help it happen.