Event in Radlett to celebrate 100 years of Guiding in Hertfordshire

Borehamwood Times: Girls scaling the heights Girls scaling the heights

Girl Guides scaled heights and lit fires as they celebrated a very special anniversary.

More than 200 guides from all parts of Hertfordshire came to Radlett on Saturday to celebrate 100 years since the movement first came to the county.

Throughout the day, the girls, who were aged between ten and 14, made new friends, learned new skills, faced their fears and learned about the world around them.

The girls divided their time between Woodland Lodge in Scrubitts Park Road and St John’s Church in Gills Hill Lane, where they took part in a range of activities.

The more adventurous braved the mobile climbing wall provided by local Scouts, scrambling to the top and abseiling down.

Some girls enjoyed cooked their own dinners on outdoor fires and made jewellery while others preferred learning about other countries or carrying out science experiments.

Verity Maclachlan, a Guide leader from Radlett who helped organise the event, said: “The girls enjoyed challenging themselves outdoors and trying a variety of other activities while making new friends with Guides from other parts of the county.”

The event was planned and run by volunteers from all over the county, most of whom give up their time to organise Guide companies and Brownie packs every week.

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