Posted by Sandra on March 28, 2014
Over 250 Guides from around the County enjoyed a variety of exciting and adventurous outdoor activities at the weekend. Once again these were held at Nine Ashes, the Scout County Campsite, where there are already many fun things to do with other options brought in for the weekend.
Once again it was very cold, with a few heavy showers, but the Guides were kept warm and active. This year there was a new activity on site, ‘The Zip Wire’, which was very popular - as Jasmine, one of the Guides, said "it was so fun, my favourite activity was the zip wire, I was scared at first but I did it and really enjoyed it". Archery was back again this year, along with all the many activities which have proved successful over the years such as the climbing wall, low ropes and 'Formula 1 racing'. For a brief interlude from the weather and the adventure there was a craft session, which produced some fine ear-rings. This base was organised by two of our Senior Section members, Beth and Alice. It's lovely to see our younger members taking the lead, the Leaders of the future. Another new base this year was a consultation called ‘Looking to the Future’, to find out what the Guides really want. On the whole, what came over was ‘we're happy as it is’, although they would like more ‘Sleepovers’ and perhaps the uniform could do with revamping. And they definitely want ‘Guide Activity Days’ next year!