Girl guides pen hopes on World Thinking Day

Back, from left, are Portland girl guide Nikita Brink, Silversands district commissioner Michelle Cleophas and girl guide Tiara Gabriel. In the middle are, Brownies Amy Schmidt, Ashleigh Lamson and girl guide MaKenzie Julie. In front, are Brownies Angelic Marshall and Aisha Visser.

Portland Girl Guides, girls aged between 10 and 14, and Brownies, aged between 7 and 10, participated in World Thinking Day, at Wynberg Girls’ High School on Sunday February 24.

Gatherings of girl guides and girl scouts, from 150 countries, members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, honoured the memory of Lady Olave Baden-Powell and her husband, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who celebrated their birthdays on February 22.

It also honours a group of girls, who took the lead in 1909, in starting the youth movement, which supports girls and young women to develop their full potential as leaders and active citizens of the world

Portland Girl Guides, who form part of the Cape West Region, participated in various activities, including documenting their hopes on paper, which was placed in a time capsule.

The capsule will be buried at regional headquarters in Pinelands.

Children’s books were collected and will be given to a deserving school library.

Portland Girl Guides meet every Tuesday at 4:30pm at 27 Colosseum Road, Portland. For more information, call Michelle Cleophas on 083 413 0006.