Ipswich West brings Guiding to well over 500 members. The Division itself spreads out to cover the west side of Ipswich, reaching from St Matthew’s roundabout to Asda on Norwich Road and Castle Hill area across to Stoke Park.
Our youngest members are Rainbows, aged 5 to 7 years and our oldest are the Trefoil Guildwho are over 60 years young. In between them we have Brownies aged 7 to 10 years, Guides 10 to 14 years and the Senior Section aged 14+. Each week the sections meet in their girl only space to have fun whilst often learning new skills or techniques.
Girls of all ages help to plan their programme so it is very wide and varied from traditional guiding activities suc
h as camping to the new techniques of street dancing. Girls enjoy cooking, music, sports which can be adventurous and challenging, crafts and much much more. Mixed in with all this there are opportunities to work towards badges, learn new skills or just chill out with new friends.
Already this year we have had Brownies go on Pack Holiday for a weekend and Guides attend a sleepover. Summer camps are being planned for Guide companies and parties planned for Rainbows.