Guides finish with a flourish

Guides at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
Guides at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Girls from 3rd Pocklington Guides rounded off their summer term in style this year with a wide range of activities culminating in a summer camp.

The local Guides and Rangers travelled to the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield in June to join thousands of others for Girlguiding’s Big Gig, where they were treated to performances by major artists including The Vamps, Labrinth, The Tide, Dionne Bromfield, Isac Elliot and Becky Hill.

Guides sailing on rafts they had made themselves

Guides sailing on rafts they had made themselves

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park was the venue for a watersports evening with the children taking part in a number of activities including kayaking, canoeing catamarans and pedalos.

Anne Thomson, District Commissioner for Pocklington, said: “It was a lovely summer’s evening and the Guides had great fun.

“The girls were enthusiastic about all the activities on the water and it was a very enjoyable way to end an especially busy term. The Guides would like to thank all at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park for the fantastic evening.”

Other activities this term have included a town trail around Pocklington discovering hidden corners, a team building evening led by a member of the Armed Forces, cooking on wood fires and following the cat trail around York to complete their York challenge badge.

To round off the year’s events the Guides spent days camping in tents at an activity centre in South Yorkshire.

Undaunted by the wet weather, they enjoyed climbing, zip wire, a crate stack challenge, indoor caving, go-karts and raft building.

The girls also took part in more traditional camping activities: cooking on wood fires, campfire singing and toasting marshmallows.

Anne said: “All sections of Girlguiding are thriving locally with a Rainbow unit, four Brownie units, two Guide units and a Ranger unit in the Pocklington area.”

If you or your daughter would like to know more about being part of Girlguiding, visit, contact Anne on 01759 302426 or e-mail