Hunstanton Guides and Brownies have a good think

Hunstanton Thinking Day ANL-150225-174516001
Hunstanton Thinking Day ANL-150225-174516001
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Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Trefoil Guild members from Hunstanton celebrated World Thinking Day on Sunday.

The Smithdon and Brothercross District Guiding Association met at South Creake Village Hall for the event.

Sarah Cullen, from Heacham Guides, Sarah Dennis-Burrell from 3rd Hunstanton Brownies and Kathryn Couzens, from 2nd Heacham Rainbows, organised the event at the village hall with this year’s worldwide theme to “develop a global partnership for development” as their focus.

The day’s activities encouraged girls to learn about their international sisters in designated countries.

The Smithdon and Brothercross district chose India and had sessions on culture, craft, clothes and art, plus a discussion about what it is like to be a girl in India.

The chairwoman of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Nadine El Achy, sent this message to everyone participating in the 2015 World Thinking Day: “How fabulous to think that throughout our 146 Member Organisations, across five regions of the world, 10 million girls and young women, will be connected together in celebrating this special day; united in one vision and with big ambitions to make the world a better place for girls.”

Attending the event in her 58th year of guiding, Trefoil Guild member June Ringwood said: “Guiding is still as relevant today as when I joined the organisation when I was seven years old. Guiding teaches girls the life skills they need for modern day living and helps them form a balanced view of the world.”

World Thinking Day was celebrated by Guides in 146 countries worldwide.

Attendees from Hunstanton, Heacham, Docking and South Creake learned that Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926 and they added their donations to the World Fund in a special Indian box.