Special day in calendar is marked by area’s Girlguiding members


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.”