Dunmow guides jump for Thinking

Guides a leaping

Guides a leaping - Credit: Archant

Dunmow and Thaxted Guides and Brownies took over Thurrock Jump Giants trampoline park on Sunday, February 21 to celebrate Thinking Day when 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide think of each other.

Some 120 members aged between seven and 16 travelled to Thurrock by coach for exclusive use of the facility where some new guides and Brownies even made their ‘promise’ on the trampolines.

All Guides and Brownies promise, when they join, to be true to themselves, develop their beliefs, serve their Queen and community and to help other people.

Thinking Day falls each year on February 22, which is the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, and his wife Olave, the first World Chief Guide.

Rosie Beanland, aged 14 and a guide with Thaxted Guides: said: “We always do great things at Guides but the best thing is that we get to choose what we do. Jump Giants was awesome! I’ve made brilliant friends, it’s really boosted my confidence and we have so much fun.”

To find out more about Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, call 0800 169 5901 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk