Guides and Rangers welcome special guest in Pocklington

Guides ps1308-23'Pocklington Guides Chief Exec visit Pictured By pam Stanforth ps1309-23'Julie Bentley - Chief Exec of Girl Guides Uk,Sophie Hamilton, Lydia Ward, Emily Whitaker -some of the girls who recieved the Baden Powell Challenge award
Guides ps1308-23'Pocklington Guides Chief Exec visit Pictured By pam Stanforth ps1309-23'Julie Bentley - Chief Exec of Girl Guides Uk,Sophie Hamilton, Lydia Ward, Emily Whitaker -some of the girls who recieved the Baden Powell Challenge award

A SPECIAL guest was welcomed by local Girl Gudies and Rangers during their celebrations for World Thinking Day last Thursday.

The girls, who are members of the North Wolds West Division, were visited by the new national chief executive of Girlguiding, Julie Bentley.

Julie was at the region’s headquarters in York during the day but chose to spend her evening at Pocklington Community Junior School with young members, accompanied by Hilary Cooper, Girlguiding North East’s England’s Chief Commissioner.

Guide and Ranger leader, Bronia Trynka-Watson, said: “All the youngsters really liked her and were pleased to meet her.

“We were delighted she chose to come to Pocklington.”
To celebrate World Thinking Day, the evening focused on the four countries where the World Centres belonging to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are based.

The youngsters constructed a lego Big Ben for London, made a cow out of fondant icing for Switzerland, assembled a jigsaw and took part in a quiz based on Mexico and learnt how to put on a sari for India.

At the end of the evening, 10 girls were presented with their Baden Powell Awards by guests Julie and Hilary, the highest award a Guide can achieve.

All of these girls are from Pocklington Guide Units,