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end of term

Last week 1st Musselburgh Guides spent the night practicing putting up our tents in advance of our summer camp in July.

We then had a sausage sizzle outside and s’mores which the girls did a great job preparing.

At the end of the evening our newest Guides made their Promise. 

Posted 209 weeks ago

Votes for women

After working on their 100 years since women got the vote badge some members of 1st Musselburgh Guides and their mothers took part in Procession 2018. Guides made their own banners as part of the badge.

The procession was an art installation to mark 100 years since women in UK got the vote. Scarves in the colours which represent suffrage were worn on top of Guide uniforms. 

Posted 209 weeks ago

Recruiting volunteers

1st Musselburgh Guides took advantage of a recent sunny evening to deliver leaflets to seek new volunteers for Girlguiding.

Being an enterprising lot they also posted 100 leaflets to a fundraising coffee morning they are holding at the end of term as part of fundraising for a Divisional trip to Austria in August.

They maximised the evening by hiding our “Girlguiding rocks” rocks (see Facebook group “Girlguiding rocks”) which we decorated as part of a badge learning about 100 years since women got the vote in the UK, around the town. 

Posted 209 weeks ago


As part of Guides choosing items for their programme a group from 1st Musselburgh Guides went to see Wicked at the Playhouse in Edinburgh at the start of June. For some it was the first time they’d seen a musical.

Before the show the girls enjoyed lunch at Nando’s.

Happy Guides when they found out the gift shop had Wicked badges to be sewn onto camp blankets :)

The Guides were engrossed in the show and chatting afterwards they had really picked up on the inclusion themes.
Posted 209 weeks ago

Party Planning

Some Guides from 1st Musselburgh Guides earned their party planner badge by throwing their leader Alexis a 40th birthday party in May.

When they were deciding on a theme it was pointed out that no Alexis wasn’t born in 1938… They settled on an 80s theme.

The party planners researched food and had 80s themed sweets and classics like fairy cakes and tophats. They handmade invites and everyone came in fancy dress.

The Guides favourite was the chocolate fountain!

They did a terrific job and everyone had a fun evening dancing to 80s tunes with glow sticks.

Posted 209 weeks ago


1st Belhaven Guides visited Jump in at Newhailes, Musselburgh this week.  It was a really great session and the girls had a fantastic time. They would recommend it as good night out for other units.

Posted 211 weeks ago

Thank you to all our volunteers

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Posted 213 weeks ago

Out and About

1st Belhaven Guides were out and about recently, learning how to turf and light a fire. Some of the girls had not even struck a match before. They used dry materials from the garden and twigs from the woods. Once the two fires were burning well they toasted marshmallows, another first for some.
Afterwards, the fires were doused, the unburnt sticks removed and the turf replaced leaving no traces. It was worth the smell of woodsmoke (which  was pretty strong!) to be able to add this to everyones skills list.

Posted 213 weeks ago

Camping Out

1st Dunbar Guides and 1st Belhaven Guides headed off on a joint camp to Vogrie, Midlothian for 2 nights taking advantage of the long weekend.  They worked on the Go For It badge “I will survive”. They gathered water, did backswoodsman cooking on open fires and with Trangia stoves and performed camp fire sketches about Water safety, the Countryside Code and Wildfire prevention. It didn’t rain and there was super sunshine.  There was also time for celebratory cake for Harry & Meghan’s wedding. 

Posted 214 weeks ago

I’m a Brownie Get Me Out of Here

9th Musselburgh Brownies recently chose to have a sleepover in their hall on the theme - I’m A Brownie Get Me Out Of Here! A great time was had by all.

Posted 215 weeks ago