Windsor Division

All units in the Division are flourishing with 1st Clewer Rainbows re-opening and if we had enough
leaders we would be able to open up a 2nd Rainbow unit in the area.

Each district has a local fete which it takes part in either by running stalls or putting floats into the
processions round the area to help publicise Girlguiding. This year the Rainbow units in Old Windsor
took part for the first time and celebrated their 25th Birthday – the float had a huge birthday cake on
it.

We have started the mammoth task of fund raising to re-build the campsite building at Wickwood to
install showers and disabled facilities.

Central Windsor District

Central Windsor District has had a busy year, many units have gone away on camps and holidays.
We went as a District (Brownies and Guides) to PGL Liddington. We have had several Baden- Powell
awards from both Guide units within the District. At the moment we are taking part in many
activities within our Division to fund raise for Wickwood Campsite. The Guides have completed
several badges including the Science badge and we held a master chef competition for Patrols with a
professional chef as the judge! The Guides made photo boards for Mother's Day which were a great
success. Brownies have Jumped Rope for British Heart Foundation. All units had many Diamond
Jubilee themed evenings too including street parties and 1950 themed nights. The Guides had a chip
walk night, where we walked and carried out a survey of all chip shops within the area!

Dedworth District

In February all the units took part in Windsor Division Thinking Day event held in Old Windsor which
was great to see all ages of girls having fun together. In April the District was well represented at
the annual St Georges Day Parade held in Windsor at the invitation of the Scouts. In May we all had
a fantastic day at our campsite Wickwood in Windsor Great Park, taking part in the fund raising
Rhododendron walk. June saw the girls putting their trainers on for Windsor Division Sports day
which was held in Wraysbury. In October the Division held a very entertaining family Ferret Race
night. 1st Dedworth Brownies and Guides took part in The Lions Swimathon held in October raising
much needed funds for their units . In December, 4th Dedworth Brownies went for a day out to
“Build a Bear” and finally to end the year the whole District enjoyed a Christmas Disco.

Eton & Wraysbury District

Datchet Brownies have taken part in their local fete while the Wraysbury units have raised the
profile of their units by taking part in their local summer fete along with having a presence at the
Horton Church Christmas market. They have taken their girls away having had a District week-end
for the Brownies and Guides together along with sleepovers. Datchet Brownies visited the Science
museum for a sleepover besides joining in with the Division activities.

Old Windsor District

Besides the efforts of running sleepovers and camps and even though they had the wettest camp
ever!!! The guides still talk about how great it was! The District had their annual May Fayre with
the Scouts, which raised over £2,000. The District and Division Commissioners cooked doughnuts

at the Old Windsor Carnival while the units put their floats together (I don’t think that they’ve eaten
another doughnut since!!)

The Guides all took t part in the Great Pancake Challenge badge. Which was tied in with Valentines
Day, so we made bright pink pancakes with strawberries, ice cream and chocolate sauce. Part of the
challenge was that each guide had to toss her own pancake and not leave it on the ceiling!! It was
a great evening and they raised £45 for “Action for Children” which was tied in with Girls in Action
challenge badge.

Division Events

The Division as a whole have taken part at numerous events which are as follows:-

We held our Division Thinking Day in Old Windsor where we visited numerous countries and we also
had three leaders who made their promise.

We took part in the Windsor District Scout St George’s Day Parade and we were also invited to
provide leaders to help marshal at the Scouts’ National St Georges Parade.

The Division Sports Day took place again at Wraysbury Recreational Ground and was open to all age
groups in the Division and was well attended by the different sections. We were lucky enough to
have a very special visitor, Sophie Wessex, as her daughter is a member of one of our units and she
kindly agreed to present the certificates and medals for the races along with Jeni and Jane.

Due to the pressures of the end of the Christmas term we had a low key Christingle service in Old
Windsor Parish Church.

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