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Girl­guid­ing mem­bers from Boughton Vale Divi­sion came to­gether to cel­e­brate World Think­ing Day, the an­nual celebration of the birth­day of the first Chief Guide Lady Olave Baden-Pow­ell (born in 1889).

On this day, Rain­bows, Brown­ies, Guides and mem­bers of the Se­nior Sec­tion speak out about is­sues af­fect­ing them and their lo­cal com­mu­nity, fundraise for causes they care about and learn about other coun­tries.

More than 180 Rain­bows, Brown­ies, Guides, Se­nior Sec­tion and Lead­ers from Cox­heath, East Far­leigh, Loose, Shep­way, Head­corn and Boughton Monchelsea joined to­gether to take part in a day of ac­tiv­i­ties based around the five World Guide Cen­tres.

Work­ing in small groups, the girls dec­o­rated wild an­i­mal masks from Africa, made the alps from sweets and cock­tail sticks in Switzer­land, learnt a Mex­i­can dance, com­pleted an A-Z of ac­tiv­i­ties from Lon­don and made saris from plas­tic bags and se­quins in In­dia.

The theme for this year’s World Think­ing Day is lead­er­ship, in­spired by the girls who kick­started the Girl Guides when they took ac­tion 110 years ago. Frus­trated by the lack of a girl-only or­gan­i­sa­tion, a group of girls vis­ited a Boy Scout Rally at Crys­tal Palace in Lon­don and asked Lord Baden-Pow­ell, the hus­band of Lady Olave Baden-Pow­ell, to cre­ate a girl-led space for them.

Visit: www.girl­guid­ for more.

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