Jo raises the flag for Girlguides’ centenary

Jo joined Bishopbriggs Girlguides on Saturday to celebrate the centenary of the Girlguiding movement.

Bishopbriggs Guides held a parade and fun day at the Guide Hall on Brackenbrae Avenue in celebration of one hundred years of Girlguiding this weekend. Jo was invited to cut the ribbon to celebrate the arrival of a new flagpole at the Guide Hall. Looking at old pictures of the hall, the Guide leaders realised there had originally been a flag pole there, but it had been missing for many years. They felt it would be fitting to replace the flagpole for the centenary year.

The theme of the event was ‘Guides Past and Present’, and women of all ages invited to share their experiences of Guiding and to celebrate the centenary. The day also included face painting, crafts demonstrations and a barbecue.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I have many fond memories of being a Brownie and a Girlguide in Milngavie, and I think it’s wonderful that the movement is still going from strength to strength. Being a Girlguide is a great way for young women to make friends, learn new skills and have fun. Girlguiding UK also does an excellent job of highlighting many of the issues that girls face today, and helps them to become active, conscientious and socially aware young women. It was a pleasure to celebrate the centenary with Bishopbriggs Girlguides, and I hope the movement continues to grow for many years to come.”

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