The 1st Louth Rainbows, 1st Louth Brownies and 7th Louth Guides held a “Commonwealth Games” afternoon on Sunday June 22, as part of the ‘Ready, steady, Glasgow!’ scheme.
To celebrate the 20th Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow later this month, Girlguiding has teamed up with the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, a collection of fun activities and sports-based challenges that will help Guides learn more about the Commonwealth, develop their skills, and be more active.
Around 45 girls took part, and the girls were put into teams representing the five regions of the Commonwealth.
The event started with an opening ceremony where the Commonwealth Games motto was read out, after which the girls took part in various events including running race, sack race, egg and spoon, tossing the caber, blindfold relay, water relay, football relay and an obstacle course.
Medals were given to the first, second and third placed teams, but every girl was given a certificate.
The event ended with a closing ceremony, and a good time was had by all.
The following Thursday evening, June 27, the 7th Louth Guides held another Commonwealth event.
Several of the Guides who are currently working towards the Baden Powell Challenge Award, which is the highest award in Guiding, helped to organise the evening.
During the event each patrol represented a region of the Commonwealth; Caribbean and Americas, Pacific, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Each guide dressed up as sports person from a country within their region, and each patrol provided food and ran a game or activity from their region.