MORE than 50 members of Wragby Guides, Brownies and Rainbows gathered in the Sports Hall to celebrate the annual Thinking Day for Girlguiding.
The event gives members worldwide the opportunity to think of Guiding – lighting candles and renewing their promise.
The 1st Wragby Guides gave a presentation of Guiding in Italy and the country’s famous landmarks, which culminated with a game round the model of the leaning tower of Pisa followed by eating of pizza and, at the end of the night, a treat of real Italian ice-cream.
Wragby Rainbows focused on Australia, talking of the former Gumnuts, now called Pre Junior Girl Guides, and led the game sheep shearing, rounding off with a selection of Australian fruit.
The Brownies chose Brazil as their country, with everyone invited to colour in flags and sample oranges, the staple fruit from the country, after the talk.
As the evening drew to a close it was time for the annual presentation of the Jean Thompson Memorial Trophy, kindly donated to Girl Guiding in Wragby by Bob and Pauline Rhodes in memory of their daughter. This trophy goes to a Rainbow, Brownie and Guide for ‘individual merit and consistent attention to the work of the Guide Movement in Wragby and the recipients were Rainbow Ellise Bernard, Brownie Ashleigh Caller and Guide Isabelle Garrill.
Finally, the Brownies posed for a photograph with the letter from HM The Queen, in reply to their invitation for her to attend their afternoon tea event, when they will be working towards their Hostess and Cooks badge.
The Queen was not able to accept the invitation, but expressed her good wishes to the girls in their venture.