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103rd Derby Scouts and 1st Chellaston Guides

For girls aged 10-14 years

Guide Leaders: Alison, Jo and Alex

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We are a thriving group of about 30 girls led by Alison, Jo and Alex.

We liaise closely with the Chellaston Brownies, taking part in one of their meetings from time to time, and entry from Brownies to Guides is automatic.

We aim to go camping at least twice a year, our favourite sites being Pax Hoh near Carsington Water and the Scout Activity Centre at Trent Lock. Every 5 years we take part in Peak, the huge international camp held in the grounds of Chatsworth House.

Outdoor activities recently have included cycling and a night hike at Carsington, sailing at Swarkestone, canoeing and other water activities at Trent Lock, snow tubing at Swadlincote, swimming, rounders and football. Recently several Guides have gained qualifications and badges for canoeing and sailing.

Indoors we follow the Go For It! programme supplied by the Guide Association, which involves activities led by the Guides themselves on a patrol basis. Recent topics have included Fashion, Rights and Responsibilities and Green issues. Other activities include cooking, crafts, dancing and yoga, quizzes, games and parties. We take part in local and Guiding events such as Thinking Day, the Remembrance Sunday parade, the carol service and sports competitions. We have raised money for Leukaemia Research and at Christmas filled shoe boxes for a local shelter.

If you are a girl aged between 10 and 14 do come and join us. We meet on a Monday night from 7-8.30pm. We have a very short waiting list.

Alison, Jo & Alex.