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County Rainbow Sparkle Day

Please find attached the invitation for Rainbows and also the Leaders’ Information for the County Rainbow Sparkle Day.

  • The day will be on Sunday 02 February 2020, from 12.30pm – 4.30pm (Check in from 12pm). The day will be held at Eaton Bank School in Congleton.
  • Please could you pass on the Rainbow Invitation to all children and parents/carers and encourage them to attend such a great day.

News from the divisions

Moreton Division

Alsager Rotary was very pleased to present Teresa Longhurst with a Paul Harris fellowship back on 19th August 2019.  This is the first time Alsager Rotary has made the award to a person from outside of the club. It is an award which our club makes to recognise an individual’s or organisation’s service to our community and Rotary.

Teresa has been a dedicated member of girl guiding for over 40 years and freely givers her time to support everything that they do.  She also actively helps Alsager Rotary taking part in our static 24 hour tandem ride and summer barbecue to name two events.
Many congratulations Teresa!

Middlewood Division

Girlguiding Middlewood Division Commissioner went to Sutton St James Group camp at Barnswood, where she visited Brownies and Guides having fun at their group camp and also presented long service awards to leaders – the sun shone and a great adventure was had by all.

Capesthorne Division

Over the August bank holiday weekend, 3 Goostrey leaders took 8 girls from across Jodrell and Congleton to Wellies and Wristbands at Waddow Hall, Clitheroe. It was our second visit and a very different experience in the sunshine! As ever the volume and generosity of the volunteers was overwhelming, and the range of activities for the girls to enjoy was spectacular. We did buggy building, caving and nightline (Waddow activities) as well as lots of pampering, inflatable fun, crafts and science. The music acts were great, and so welcoming to the girls who had queued up for the meet & greet. All food and entertainment was provided. Definitely a trip we would recommend for any leader thinking of working towards their Going Away Licence (you can get units 1-4).

Weaver Division

Audlem guides and brownies spent an afternoon dressing a local shop window with our make change – plastic project

Trefoil Guild

Trefoil just getting back into swing of things after the summer break .  Crafters had a productive afternoon making boxes. Strollers explored Wybunbury moss in glorious sunshine and several members were away last week on the Region trip to the Isle of Man. In total 58 North West members joined island members for a busy week of sightseeing and evening events.

Recent qualifications gained

Going Away With Scheme

Emma Rayers – 7th Wilmslow Guides – Modules 1-8

Lisa Cliff – 1st Stapeley Rainbows – Modules 1-4

Young Leader Qualification

Helena Rayers – 7th Wilmslow Guides

Leadership Qualification

Debbie Hunter – 1st Bollinbrook Brownies – Modules 1-3

Beth Andrews – 1st Bollinbrook Brownies – Modules 1-3

Rebekah Stenho – 5th Alsager Brownies – Modules 1-3

Andrea Southern – 4th Poynton Guides – Modules 1-4

Julie Harwood -1st Haslington Brownies – Modules 1-3

Grace Richardson – 1st Goostrey Rainbows – Modules 1-4

Scarlett Bladen – 18th Crewe Rainbows – Modules 1-4

Susie Hisko – 7th Wilmslow Guides – Module 4

Ellie Davies – 2nd Goostrey Guides – Modules 1-4

Sasha Keeble – 1st Sutton Rainbows – Modules 1-4

Kirsty Turpin – 2nd Prestbury Brownies – Modules 1-4

Emma Jones – 1st Chelford Guides – Modules 1-4

Hannah Purdy – 2nd Wilmslow Guides – Module 1

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Rachael Stephenson – 1 Cheshire Border Guide and Senior Section – Gold

India Tate – 2nd Jodrell Senior Section – Silver

Leanne Smith – 2nd Jodrell Senior Section – Silver

Lucy Brightwell – Congleton West Senior Section – Bronze

Amelia Large – Congleton West Senior Section – Bronze

Tallulah Stanmore – Congleton West Senior Section – Bronze

Cate Rook – Bronze

Our Gang 2019

Every two years the Guides and Scouts of Congleton work together to produce and perform “Our Gang”, the Congleton Scout and Guide Gang Show.
2019 is the 24th Show and takes place at the Daneside Theatre, Congleton from Saturday 23 to Saturday 30 November.

There are seven performances plus an additional preview performance on the afternoon of Saturday 23 November which is especially for Rainbows and Beavers. No performance on Monday 25 Nov.

The cast of around 120 Brownies, Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Rangers and Explorers and a few leaders have already started their rehearsals for the show. With a new producer and production team for 2019 it promises to be very special and you don’t want to miss it.

Bring your Rainbows, Brownies and Guides for a special evening or afternoon out

Tickets can be ordered using the attached booking form. Any guiding group wishing to book should contact the ticket secretary by emailing There’s a £1 per ticket discount for all Scout/Guide group bookings of 10 or more, which must be booked through the ticket secretary.