Girls get their thinking caps on

Pam Barker with representatives from the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
Pam Barker with representatives from the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Members of GirlGuidingUK from across south Lancaster joined forces to celebrate World Thinking Day.

World Thinking Day is a globally recognised day where Girl Guides and Scouts celebrate the birth of Lord Baden Powell and his wife Olave and reflect on the many hundreds of thousands of members worldwide.

Upper Lancaster District celebrated with an afternoon of events focusing on the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) 2014 theme of Education for All.

Ninety girls aged from five to 14 enjoyed a range of activities ranging from scientific experiments to textiles and computing to modern languages.

The girls were joined by Pam Barker, Constable of Lancaster Castle, who addressed them at the close of the event and presented badges.

Mrs Barker, former headteacher of Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School where she was known as Pam Barber, and an Honorary Fellow of Lancaster University, was very interested in the activities carried out by the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides and shared some stories from her own time as a Brownie and a Guide.

There are many opportunities for girls across Lancaster to join GirlGuidingUK.

Rainbows start at age five, Brownies at seven and Guides from 10.

There are also opportunities for those aged 14 and over, and for adults wishing to volunteer.

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