Exmouth and Budleigh girl guides mark centenary

PUBLISHED: 11:09 01 November 2010

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SCORES of young people gathered at Exmouth Community College for an event to mark the end of the Girl Guides' centenary.

More than 330 rainbows, brownies and guides attended the celebration on October 20.

Jacky Wilton, district commissioner for the Rolle/Budleigh district of girl guiding, said one of the highlights of the evening was when the youngsters remade their guiding promise.

This was done via radio link, in conjunction with groups from all around England – a symbolic moment aimed at launching the next 100 years of guiding.

Jacky said: “We all had a lovely time. “

The guides took part in a number of activities during the event which included a disco.

Exmouth mayor Darryl Nicholas attended the celebration.

The Guiding movement was founded in 1910 - a year after a small group of young women gatecrashed the Boy Scout rally at Crystal Palace Park, in London, and lobbied Robert Baden-Powell for “something for the girls”.

Jacky wished to thank Tony Alexander, principal of Exmouth Community College, for allowing the event to be held at the school.

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