8th Ipswich Guides celebrate 100 years!

8th Ipswich Guides were 100 years old in 2017.  The Guide unit was started in July 1917 and has met in Ipswich town centre since, first at Turret Green Baptist church and now at Christ Church, Tacket Street.  Along with this, the current Guide Guider (Ruth Strudwick) has been a Guider at 8th Ipswich Guides for 25 years! A 100th Birthday party was held in October to celebrate and Guides and Leaders past and present were invited.  They had a...

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University of Suffolk Innovation Centre Visit

On Saturday 14th October, 28 Guides and Rangers from Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall had a fantastic day exploring the exciting world of computer coding at the University of Suffolk’s Innovation Centre in Ipswich. The weather was sunny and perfect for the train journey from Bury St Edmunds, and the short walk along the scenic waterfront at Ipswich. When they arrived at the ultra-modern Innovation Centre the girls were each given a Microsoft...

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Rainbows card swap

Back in November, 1st and 2nd Leiston Rainbows took part in a Rainbow Card Swap to celebrate Rainbows turning 30 years. The girls all designed a card to send to another unit and then they received one in return. The girls enjoyed learning about all the different units from around the world such as America, Luxembourg, Australia, and seeing what they do. All the cards they received were displayed on a board in their meeting place and using a map...

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Key to Adventure

We are delighted to launch our very new KEY TO ADVENTURE challenge badge – based on aspects of life in our beautiful county. Written by Caroline Carvassso and fellow leader Sarah Sprigg (who some of you will know have written a few well liked challenges over the years) and County Commissioner Tricia Hale this badge is to fundraise for our new county base at Stoke Ash. We hope you like it and will give it a go in your units. Together we...

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