More Guide meeting activities

Following on from our previous blog entry, we will look at a few other activities prepared for the Girl Guides of the Lavington area between 1936 and 1942.

Morse and folk dancing featured quite often. The Guides all belonged to patrol groups. We assume from the preparation meeting notes that West Lavington Guides consisted of three patrols, where the girls could discuss things in little groups. Maybe some of the games were organised for the patrols to compete against each other. The tests probably checked whether the girls were able to achieve success on the tasks and knowledge needed to earn badges to stitch onto their uniforms.

On 8th June, the Guides had to practise for enrolment and flying up so, no doubt, some older Brownies were soon going to move up to Guides from their Brownie pack.

This was what was planned for an October meeting.

We are not sure of interpreting the handwriting regarding the game. Maybe Bessie, the captain, was going to organise it. The gramophone was going to be needed again for marching and maypole dancing.

It would be interesting to hear from the local Guide company about the activities they do at their meetings nowadays.

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