Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section & Adult Leaders in Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster & Camden.

We’re 100!

Girlguiding London North West got the centenary year off to a flying start with a massive birthday party on Parliament Hill on 5th September 2009. Over 350 people attended the party, including the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.Rainbows, Brownies and Guides took part in activities including street dance, cheerleading, face painting, sumo wrestling and circus skills. The event finished with a show of the routines the girls had learnt, a campfire and the cutting of the birthday cake.

The guiding movement began in 1909 when a small group of young women gate crashed the Boy Scout rally at Crystal Palace Park in London and lobbied Robert Baden-Powell for ‘something for the girls’. The Centenary is an opportunity to celebrate the impact that the organisation has made on the lives of girls and young women and how modern guiding continues to support over half a million members around the UK to make new friends, develop skills and achieve their full potential in a unique girl only space. Locally, girls take part in activities such as camps and adventure holidays, international travel and community action.

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