Governor bids farewell to Girl Guides

16 August 2019 By Donna Crowie

On Thursday evening Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook hosted a small reception to bid farewell to Guide Leaders Winnie Thomas, Deborah Knipe and Rosie Mittens and Girl Guides Marcella Mittens, Dani Thomas and Alaina Crowie, who departed the island on Sunday, Aug. 11 to attend the International Jamboree Camp in Bermuda.

St Helena Guide Commissioner Heather Cowdry and Ranger Demi George will also join the group from the UK.

Governor Rushbrook welcomed the guests in his opening address and Winnie Thomas, Team Leader also said a few words.

"I know the girls will be good ambassadors for the island," Winnie said. "This [I feel] is an opportunity that we could not refuse; we just couldn't turn it down. …We will bring back the best we can."

The camp will begin Aug. 19 and will last for a week. During the camp the girls will get the chance to abseil, kayak and do activities that can't be done on St Helena. They will be exposed to different cultures and be able to make new friends. During the three weeks away, the girls will be together and in uniform at all times.

The group are due to arrive back to St Helena Saturday, Aug. 31.