All the units in the Onchan area have received the Manx Telecom It’s Our Community grant to support the purchase of the starter packs required for the new Girlguiding programme.
Karen Walker, our Island Commissioner, explained: “The new programme is so exciting and enables all our members to develop new skills in a controlled way. The resources purchased with the Manx Telecom It’s Our Community grant will help leaders to plan and run activities that they may not be familiar with. The guiding journey for each girl will be a great experience and offer each girl chances to develop skills for their future, and possibly skills for future careers options. Today’s girls are the leaders of the future and we aim to equip them with the skills they will need to make that future as bright as possible.”
From Girlguiding Isle of Man, THANK YOU Manx Telecom!
The Manx Lottery Trust has awarded Girlguiding Isle of Man with a grant of £6,000.
The funds have been put towards the rollout of a new programme, which provides local Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers with brand new resources: handbooks, badge books, unit activity cards and skills builders.
Karen Walker, our Commissioner, said: “The Trustees, volunteers and members are all excited about the implementation of this new programme, which is being phased in over the next year. It will be of huge benefit to the girls and young women as they develop into well-rounded adults and prepare them for whatever challenges life throws at them.
A big thank you goes out to the Manx Lottery Trust for its support of this project. It takes some of the financial pressures away and means our volunteers can focus their attention on the girls’ development rather than fundraising activities, which is a huge help.”
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Girlguiding have launched their new plan for girl-led change and we can’t wait for YOU to be a part of it…
Based on girls and young women’s concerns, hopes and ideas, Future Girl covers topics such as appearance pressures and worldwide equality!
Find more information and the pack of posters to download here.
The 6th Douglas Brownies are working towards their Archeology Interest badge and they buried two boxes with family pictures, badges and some personal items. One of the boxes will be opened in a year and the other in 10 years’ time. The newest members also had their promise ceremony in the wonderful Douglas Head, near the poppy memorial.
A great evening organised by Lloyds Bank in Castletown talking about money and savings. Working towards our Jobs Badge.
See how the 7th Douglas Guides and the Rushen Rainbows enjoyed the Cricket Session with the lovely Sally Green. We recommend it to all the units! So much fun 🙂
Garwick Rangers have had a brilliant weekend at Waddow Hall, staying in Ribble Lodge! They went grass sledging, on the house tour, had a wonderful campfire, also spent a lot of the weekend completing challenges blindfolded, and totally embraced the ghost story of Peg.
These are the pictures of the Christmas Tree at the airport we made for the Save the Children Festival of Trees – our theme was the 75th Anniversary of the Trefoil.
We have been sponsored by Mr Jeavons from Tynwald Mills this year – which we are really pleased about and thankful.
After arriving in the Isle of Man on 20th December all the way from Bethlehem, the Eternal Light was lit at the St. Johns Church during the service the next day.
Paul Moulton, from Manx.net, interviewed the young ladies who brought it. You can watch it here.
If you want to read the history behind the Peace Light of Bethlehem, visit Wikipedia.
These are the images from the service at the St. John’s Church.
Each St Thomas’s Rainbows unit has raised over £150 for Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man.