Dancing, horse play and cooking on open fire all part of fun-filled day for Hartlepool's girl guides

Over 100 members of Girlguiding Hartlepool attended an event to celebrate 75 years of a valued partner organisation.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 2:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 2:37 pm
They're off - the pool noodle horse derby is underway.
They're off - the pool noodle horse derby is underway.

The Trefoil Guild is a branch of Girlguiding for adults whose members agree to support the Guiding ethos including the pledge to help others.

Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local Guiding units.

Jean Millard, 95 years old cutting the cake with a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Ranger and Leaders

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Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, and Rangers from the town enjoyed a fun filled day at High Tunstall College of Science where they took part in the Trefoil Challenge to mark the milestone.

Youngsters completed a variety of activities from cooking on an open fire to learning a new dance to Glenn Miller’s In The Mood to playing traditional games and making cress heads to grow at home.

The girls, all aged between five and 14, also made ‘pool noodle’ horses out of foam which they rode like hobby horses in a derby.

It was a nod to the Trefoil Guild’s charity for the year which is the Riding for the Disabled Association.

Brownies roasting marshmallows.

The day ended with the cutting of a birthday cake by Jean Millard, aged 95, assisted by a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Ranger and Leaders.

The Hartlepool Trefoil Guild meets on the last Monday of each month and always welcomes new members.

Girlguiding Hartlepool are also looking for new adult leaders to help run their units and activities.

If you are interested in joining contact Hartlepool Division Commissioner Karen Lee at [email protected] or go to the national website, www.girlguiding.org.uk

The girls getting ready for the pool noodle horse derby.