COPELAND COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE THE QUEEN AT 90!

Happy Birthday your Majesty! Hundreds of girl guides came from all over West Cumbria to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday -Photo by Robert Haile

Happy Birthday your Majesty! Hundreds of girl guides came from all over West Cumbria to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday
-Photo by Robert Haile

By Rachael Grealish

HUNDREDS of Guides, Brownies and Rainbows came together from all over West Cumbria to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Summergrove Halls, in Whitehaven, played host to a day of celebration, community and enjoyment for the Girl Guiding units on Saturday June 11.

Girl Guiding has a royal heritage as the Queen herself was in the Girl guides and is the patron.

During the event the girls were split from their usual units and encouraged to mingle with girls from other units for a day filled with activities, crafts, singing – and they even had the chance to be princesses themselves as they all made crowns.

For the Girl Guides of west Cumbria it was not only a chance to celebrate our sovereigns birthday, but a chance to come together as the Girl Guiding community of West Cumbria.

The Girl Guiding division commissioner, Dawn Cannon, said: “It’s been fantastic to see all the units come together and really get to know each other, meet new faces and see the community of Girl Guiding is a lot bigger than they think.”

The day for the girls was not complete without an afternoon tea – and of course a disco.
Dawn said: “It’s always hectic getting everyone together but it’s brilliant to see all the girls together, making new friends – but it’s not something we could do without the incredible amount of organisation and collaboration that has been put it.”

There are dozens of Girl Guiding units across West Cumbria where the girls star from the age of 5, in the Rainbows group, up until the age of 16 and are always looking from new leaders and girls to join in with their community.