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Girlguides come together under one badge

IT HAS been an exciting week for Girlguiding across the county as Girlguiding Dumfriesshire, Girlguiding Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and Girlguiding Wigtownshire have merged to form Girlguiding Dumfries and Galloway.

County commissioner Libby Ong said: “This is a really exciting time for guiding in our communities as we celebrate the launch of Girlguiding Dumfries and Galloway. We aim to give all girls the space and opportunities they need to thrive, grow and become confident young women through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. This merger has created a bigger, stronger county which will help us facilitate more opportunities for our young people.”

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, young leaders, leaders and Trefoil Guild members are marking the move with D&G-opoly; a county wide game that sees members out and about visiting, photographing, and celebrating all that is great about the area.

A new county badge has also been unveiled as part of the celebrations. It features a Belted Galloway, a rainbow and some thistles; ideas which came from Girlguiding Dumfries and Galloway members Elsie, Ivy and Jill, and were put together with help from the design team at Creatomatic, and distributed to members county wide with help from Atwal’s Post Office.

Girlguiding Dumfries and Galloway is part of Girlguiding Scotland which is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or girls who would like to join should visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/get-involved/

Girlguiding Dumfries and Galloway is now on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The new badges can be purchased from the Guide Shop on Newall Terrace in Dumfries which is open every Saturday in term time from 10am – 1pm. Money spent in the Guide Shop stays in Dumfries and Galloway to support local members.

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