GUIDES & SCOUTS: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, January 30

Scouts mountain biking at Brandon ANL-150126-105341001
Scouts mountain biking at Brandon ANL-150126-105341001
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Guiding and Scouting had a magical Christmas and welcomed the New Year in their usual adventurous style.

During the Christmas break, 2nd Bury Brownies saw the ‘Rock and Roll Pantomime’ Beauty and the Beast, at Ipswich. All the girls and leaders were out of their seats, dancing along to the rock and pop tunes that brought the traditional fairy-tale to life.

Rainbows and Brownies at Wyevales at Christmas ANL-150126-105330001

Rainbows and Brownies at Wyevales at Christmas ANL-150126-105330001

2nd Bury Rainbows gained their Christmas badge last term. The girls made crackers, wreaths, and table decorations, all of which were a great hit with parents getting ready for Christmas. The highlight of the term was Tea with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centre with 1st Bury Rainbows. The girls solved Christmas puzzles, decorated gingerbread men, and then had a special visit from Santa himself.

1st Moreton Hall Brownies completed the Poppy Challenge last term. The girls lived up to their Brownie Promise of doing ‘a good turn every day’ and, by making beds and doing the washing up, they collected enough change to each fill an empty Smarties tube. The girls raised over £65 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Bury District Scouts burned off some of their Christmas calories during a day mountain biking at Brandon Country Park. Taking various routes for different abilities they free-wheeled along forest paths, rode through mud, and tested how high they could jump by zooming up and down ‘bomb-holes’ scattered along the tracks.

3rd Bury Rainbows welcomed eight new girls to their unit last term. The new Rainbows made their Promise and celebrated with juice and biscuits. Four more girls joined this term, along with a new Young Leader, Mia, who the Rainbows have named Ladybird.

14th Bury Guides began their year with an international flavour by starting their 4 World Centres Challenge.

The first part of their badge involved learning about Sangam, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) meeting place in Maharashtra, near Mumbai. The girls explored Indian culture by making saris out of newspaper, playing Indian games, trying out spicy snacks (with mixed results) and designing henna patterns.

If you’re an enthusiastic individual and are looking for an exciting, new challenge then 1st Ixworth Brownies needs you! The unit is facing the threat of closure if a volunteer cannot be found to help run it. Please contact for more information. The Guiding team looks forward to welcoming you.