Worthing Scouts and Girl Guides join forces for trip ‘around the world’
Scouts and Guides went around the world in 24 hours at a joint virtual camp for Girlguiding Worthing Cissbury Division and Worthing District Scouts. More than 250 young people, from Rainbows to Rangers and Beavers to Explorers, took part in the sleepover, held to celebrate the birthdays of Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave.
Zoe Walker, Girlguiding division commissioner, said: “Young members were treated to 24 hours of fun activities covering all the continents. At the welcome ceremony, they were joined by the Girlguiding ambassador Diane Vasey, who told us of her travels and different opportunities available to members. Later, there was a virtual campfire and bedtime story before the younger ones snuggled into their indoor dens. Older members looked at the Singapore Night Safari and researched animals before some braved a night under canvas in their gardens.
“An early start on Saturday with some exercises, provided by Christie from Bodywaves Yoga, was followed by a challenge to make a breakfast looking like a flag. The day was filled with international crafts, sport, art, quizzes, dancing, cooking and an exciting live virtual Kung Fu lesson from Chris at Teach Me Kung-Fu. The closing ceremony celebrated Mardi Gras and there were lots of fantastic masks and homemade instruments on show.”
All the activities were accessed via a website and to see what was on offer, visit bit.ly/aroundtheworldin24hours. If you would like to find out more about Girlguiding visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents or for Scouting, visit www.worthing-scouts.org.uk.