Festival delight for Morecambe Guides

First and sixth Morecambe guides.
First and sixth Morecambe guides.

Morecambe guides got a rare treat when they attended a camp inspired by Glastonbury festival.

Hundreds of guides and senior section members from across Lancashire came together to participate in “Guystonbury” at Guy’s Farm Activity Centre near Lancaster.

It is really important that these trips happen as it allows the guides to meet others to help build their team work and skills for later on in life

Emma Maudsley, County PR Advisor for Girlguiding in Lancashire

The trip was organised to help build the guide’s skills, confidence and independence.

Emma Maudsley, County PR Advisor for Girlguiding in Lancashire, said: “It is really important that these trips happen as it allows the guides to meet others to help build their team work and skills for later on in life.

“Of course they are there to have lots of fun as well!”

Girls and volunteers were treated to performances from upcoming artists including Megan S, Chris Atkinson and Distracted.

First and sixth Morecambe Guides were challenged with a variety of games including archery and rock climbing.

Guide Leader Lynne Norrie said: “First and sixth Morecambe Guides had a fantastic time. They absolutely loved the activities and the bands!”

African and disco dancing, digital photography workshops and Birds of Prey handling were also on the cards during the festival.

The fun continued with a variety of water games and crazy golf.

Guides could also relax in the Vintage Tea Rooms or pamper themselves with a henna tattoo at the nail bar.

Alex Taylor, a Gary Barlow tribute act, proved to be popular amongst the crowds.

Beccy Meehan, BBC North West Tonight newsreader and Guiding Ambassador, popped in during the festival to meet some of the girls and experience Guystonbury for herself.

Alice, 10, from fifth Lancaster Guides said: “This is the best camp ever! I have had so much fun and it’s great to meet guides from other places too!”

Guide leader, Emma, said: “It’s such a well organised event, the girls had a fabulous time and all the activities and the music has been really good.

“My favourite had to be Alex as Gary Barlow though!”

Despite the wet weather the camp finished with the girls having a choice between Zumba or Military Boot Camp.

Lead organisers Julie and Rachel said: “All the hard work has been so worthwhile - to see so many girls heading home tired but with huge smiles on their faces having created memories and made new friends is wonderful.”

For more information contact emmagirlguiding@gmail.com or go to the registration site www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested.

Girlguiding is the UK leading charity for girls and young women and has 100,000 volunteers.