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Wreath Making Challenge

After seeing the advert for a funding opportunity through the Big Ideas Unremembered Wreath challenge in February’s Borderlines, my Brownie unit have entered a wreath into the competition.

We hope that it may be selected to be used at a commemorative service where Heads of Commonwealth countries will lay wreaths in honour of the men who formed part of the commonwealth Labour Corps.

The photo shows the wreath we submitted.

Helen Kynnersley, Leader 1st Mobberley Brownies



Vote 100 Challenge Pack

Have you seen Region’s brand new challenge badge celebrating 100 years of votes for women?
The ‘Vote 100‘ pack is filled with activities focusing on the key roles that women have played over the last 100 years and how their actions have changed the lives of girls and women for the better!

Check out the fantastic challenge here:

Trefoil Events: Strollers, Border Crafters, Country Dancing


Eleven strollers began the year with a walk which deviated from the usual type of walk as Sue Orth had kindly arranged for us to be shown the newly opened 13, Oak Cottage at Quarry Bank, Styal.

It was fascinating to see the dwellings of the occupants who were tenants working on the Estate. Life was austere yet the village offered to all who worked in the mill or on the land many advantages over those living in tenant houses for the Manchester Mills.

Snowdrops, early daffodils and hellibores were seen as we walked through the grounds for a good lunch at the Mill restaurant.

We meet again Thursday 28 February 2019 for coffee in St. Mary’s Church Hall, Sandbach CW11 1HD at 10.30 am before walking The Sandbach Town Trail.

Lunch will be at The Bear’s Head, Newcastle Road South, Brereton CW11 1RS.

Border Crafters

Our next meeting is Monday 14 January 2019, 2.00 pm at the New Life Church in Congleton

Country Dancing

The next meeting will be Monday 4 February at the New Life Church in Congleton at 2pm.

Pease let the organisers know if you are attending any of these events so that there will be enough refreshments/materials. Thank you.

3rd Poynton Rangers and 1st Poynton Guides enjoy Switzerland 2017

A once in a life time trip to Switzerland

20 members of 3rd Poynton Rangers and 1st Poynton Guides enjoyed a once in a life time trip to Switzerland staying in a chalet amidst breath taking views in Adleboden.

The group , led by six Leaders, spent a week visiting the fantastic sites of Switzerland including Oeschinen lake where they also whizzed down the mountain on the 750 ft Toboggan run, Trümmelbach falls, a series of 10 natural glacier waterfalls inside a cave, a beautiful river cruise on the picturesque river Thun, a visit to the international Scout centre in Kandesteg and a exhilarating afternoon in an adventure park where they zoomed across zip lines over a river which got higher until the last challenge which was a jump off a bridge! And even a trip to the top of a mountain to watch how cheese is made!


Everyone had a fantastic time, including the seven year old Brownie who also came. A highlight of the trip for all was a visit to Our Chalet, one of the Girl Guiding World Centres.

A huge thanks to all our parents, friends and family who supported the fundraising for the trip and to the Leaders who led the trip.

Next stop, Sangam, the World Centre in India!

Congratulations – 2016 awards



Congratulations to all the following who were

presented with Good Service Awards by the County Commissioner at the Annual meeting on

6 April 2016 held in Middlewood Division.

Alexis Tate
Pam Street
from Capesthorne Division

Sue Dyson
Helen Greensmith
Sally Garnett
June Wardle
from Middlewood Divison

Diane Bolton
from Moreton Division

Jane Dale
Janet Fallon
from Weaver Division

Congratulations to you all and thank you for all the service to guiding you have given so far.

Campfire Circle

Our County Singing Circle meets monthly at New Life Church, Congleton to enjoy singing together. ALL are welcome so why not give it a try? Coffee, tea and biscuits are served before we start singing from 7.30pm. Cost – £1.00. Not sure if you know the words? Don’t worry, there are plenty of song books you can borrow. We finish around 9.15pm.

Just let the leader of the evening know you are coming – details on the link below.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 15 January.

Campfire Circle 2019