Guides go off grid for fun

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

GIRL guides have re­turned from an in­trepid ad­ven­ture week­end.

The 1st Hen­bury Guide Unit joined more than 400 girls from across the North West for the ul­ti­mate out­door chal­lenge.

Dubbed Guides off the Grid, the girls were chal­lenge to switch of all tech­nol­ogy and get back to ba­sics through a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties.

On the ac­tion-packed week­end at Orm­skirk, they com­pleted ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a high ropes course, climb­ing wall, wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties, archery and ab­seil­ing.

The week­end fin­ished with all mem­bers tak­ing part in an It’s-A-Knock­out chal­lenge, where the girls had to work in teams to com­plete an in­flat­able as­sault course.

Molly Ed­wards, 10, said: “I had a great time at Guides off the Grid and made loads of new friends. This was my first time on Guide camp and it was awe­some.

“My favourite ac­tiv­ity was the high ropes course – even though I was a bit ner­vous at first, it was re­ally fun and I’m glad I had a go.”

Julie Bell, re­gion chief com­mis­sioner said: “Guides off the Grid gave our girls from across the re­gion a fab­u­lous op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence some great ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties. The guides gained skills while hav­ing tons of fun and may­hem.”

Girl­guid­ing gives girls and young women the chance to have fun, build friend­ships and make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­nity. Visit www. girl­guid­ing.org.uk/joi­nus.

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