GIRLGUIDING members from across the area paused for thought on special day.
They celebrated World Thinking Day, which marks the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, the founders of Guiding and Scouting.
Sue Callander, the Arundel west district commissioner, said: “It’s wonderful for the girls in the area to have the opportunity to come together and celebrate, as well as reflect on the fact they are a part of a group which makes a positive difference to millions of young girls across the world.”
In the morning, some 45 Rainbows and Brownies from Aldingbourne, Barnham and Yapton marked the day in Westergate with an around-the-world tour, visiting the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ World Centres in London, India, Switzerland and Mexico.
Later units from Aldingbourne, Barnham, Walberton and Yapton celebrated with a global-themed party.
Aldingbourne Guide Alice Fryer, 11, said: “It was exciting to catch up with my friends from other units I went to Rainbows and Brownies with.
“I really enjoyed learning to Bollywood dance and the food from other countries tasted amazing.”