The Irish Girl Guides, sometimes more commonly known as IGG, has been in existence since 1911, when the first Guide Unit was set up.
If you’ve never been involved in Guiding – or maybe you were but have lost touch over the years – there’s never been a better time to get involved!
For those of you who have never been involved in Guiding, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Here in Mullagh, guiding started back in June 2009 with the formation of the Mullagh Ladybirds. The success of this unit soon lead to the opening of the Mullagh Brownie unit and in turn we needed a Guide unit. Today we currently have 5
The Irish Girl Guides is a uniquely girl-only, youth-driven, active and dynamic organisation. It offers a varied and exciting programme for girls and young women aged 5-26, and opportunities for Leaders of all ages.
In an all-female organisation, the girls are free to progress and express themselves in a comfortable setting. They enjoy the activities as they can ‘just be girls’ without any pressures and learn to be themselves in a safe environment while learning the skills that will one day help them to be responsible citizens and adults.
There are seven Regions in the Irish Girl Guides, covering all 26 counties. Each Region has its own support officer.
The Irish Girl Guides has four different age brackets:
Ladybirds are girls aged 5-7
Brownies are girls aged 6 ½ – 11
Guides are girls aged 10 ½ – 15
Senior Branch are girls aged 14 ½ – 26
And from the age of 18 onwards, you can be a Leader with the Irish Girl Guides.
There’s something for everyone!
Busy guiding times ahead for Mullagh girls.
The coming few weeks and indeed months are busy for all branches of guides in Mullagh.
Everyone is busy preparing for the St Patricks Day parade and looking forward to it.
St Kilians Brownies has just completed a wonderful programme called Free Being Me. This programme helped us to show our girls that their is no such thing as a “perfect princess (person)” and that each one is individual and beautiful in their own way. The same programme was completed by brownies and guides across the world so it was wonderful to be part of it.
The brownies will have a trip to Funtasia waterpark in Drogheda on Sunday 29th March.
15 girls and leaders from the guide unit will travel to Pax lodge in London for a 2 night/3 day trip from 10th -12th April. They intend to make the most of their stay by seeing as much as they can on the Original bus tour, a walking tour and a boat trip. We’re very excited about this as it will be our first International trip. Pax lodge is one of the Wagggs world centres so we will indeed be keeping with the guiding theme.
A regional camp, which will involve units from Mullagh, Kells, Navan, Oldcastle and Knockbridge, will take place in mid July at Loughcrew, Oldcastle. We,re delighted to be joined at this camp by a unit of guides from North Carolina, USA.
Mullagh is delighted to host the regional round of the Timpeall an Domhain International competition. This will take place in Mullagh hall on Saturday 28th March and guiding groups from all over the region will come together to battle it out for a place in the national final.
For more details, contact Christine on 087 2803791