What has been happening in East Lothian
In May, 9th Musselburgh Brownies helped to improve their environment by carrying out a clean up at Musselburgh Beach.
Food Bank Donation
The 2nd and 4th Musselburgh Rainbows invited Peter, from East Lothian Foodbank to come along to talk to the girls about what they do at the Foodbank. Between the 2 Units the girls donated 113 kilograms of food, which equates to 188 meals and also donated plastic bags to distribute the food parcels in.
Sometimes you just need a break from revision and exam stress. In the midst of S5 and S6 exams a few of 1st Dunbar Rangers had a much needed hour’s break and made sheep cup cakes. The unit recently opened and would welcome new members aged 14-18 to their fortnightly meetings, no previous Guiding experience necessary. FirstDunbarRangers@gmail.com
Lend A Hand
This week (25th April), Lily, a brownie from 2nd Gladsmuir Brownies and Esmae, a Rainbow from 1st Gladsmuir Rainbows collected some prizes from Fostering Compassion for their help in the snowy weather earlier this year.
Esmae helped her parents shovel snow and visited her elderly neighbours asking if they needed anything from the shops. During the snow, Lily offered hot drinks to emergency workers helping others get into their work and she also helped clear the paths for elderly neighbours.
BP Adventure to Belfast
The latest GGEL Baden Powell Adventure group headed to Belfast for the first weekend in February. These Guides have nearly completed their 10 clauses of the BP challenge award and the Adventure is a celebration of their hard work. The 10 girls and 2 leaders flew from Edinburgh on Friday evening, stayed overnight at the International Youth Hostel and visited the Titanic Experience.
East Lothian Competition
http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ info/699/news_or_press_ releases/1856/design_a_flag_ for_east_lothian
Evlyn Anderson Shield
Guide units were challenged to design a Christmas tree for display in their community.
Thirteen units took part, see their tree designs below. Congratulations go to the winners, 1st Belhaven Guides, whose beautiful tree is on display in Belhaven Hospital.
The winning tree by Belhaven Guides.
3rd Haddington Guides
9th Musselburgh Guides
3rd Musselburgh Guides
North Berwick Guides
1st Dunbar Guides and 1st Dunbar Rangers joined 1st Belhaven Guides and other uniformed organisations at the Remembrance Parade. In a bitterly cold wind the girls paraded to the War Memorial by the Forth where several wreaths were laid, including one by County President Liz Nicol as the Queen’s representative.
On Thursday 2nd November, 2nd Gladsmuir Brownies visited Musselburgh Fire Station for their fire safety badge. We met the community fire officers and even some women firefighters who came from another station. We learned about how to keep safe on bonfire night and about calling 999. We then went to the fire engine to see the equipment and tried some breathing apparatus. Some girls got to sit in the front of the fire engine. We then went outside and tried the fire hose and tried on some fire fighter equipment.
Mackenzie Shield Competition
Aberlady Guides won the MacKenzie Shield, the biennial event for Guides. This event took place at Yellowcraigs beach on a lovely September evening. The teams of 4 had to complete several tasks within a set time, chosing which ones, how many and which order to complete them. These included firelighting, putting up a tent, scout’s pace, following a trail, making a sand sculpture, first aid, knots finishing with a torch lit snack. The winning team were presented with the shield by County Commissioner, Anne Andrew. Well done to them.