Young Glasgow guiding stars organise outdoor adventure in heart of the city

Eight young Girlguiding Scotland members from Glasgow are organising an outdoor adventure, putting a Glaswegian twist on the well-known game Monopoly, suitably called wee-G-opoly, in the centre of Glasgow tomorrow (Saturday 6 June 2015) as part of Girlguiding Scotland’s annual event at St. George’s Tron Church.

Wee-G-opoly, planned by Croftfoot Senior Section members, will see 36 teams of six Girlguiding Scotland members, coming from as far afield as the Shetland Islands, whisk around the city visiting and possibly purchasing iconic landmarks and completing challenges in order to be crowned the Wee-G champion of 2015!

The girls, aged 17 – 19, having been planning Wee-G-opoly since January as part of their Queen’s Guide Award – the highest award in Girlguiding. The Queen’s Guide Award gives young women the chance to develop their skills whilst contributing to guiding and their local community through challenges including community action, outdoor challenges and service to guiding.

Wee-G-opoly is a key part of Girlguiding Scotland’s annual event, to celebrate the charity’s achievements in 2014, including 80 Girlguiding Scotland members volunteering at the Commonwealth Games which were held in Glasgow and celebrating the Brownie centenary in all sorts of wacky ways including 4,000 Brownies converging on Gleneagles for magic and mayhem at the Big Brownie Birthday Fun Day.

Croftfoot Senior Section member Nicola Pew, aged 18, said: “I feel like my Queen’s Guide Award is finally starting to come together and it’s scary and exciting to think that I’m nearly complete!

“Wee-G-opoly has been stressful at times but it’s brought our group even closer together and helped us meet lots of new people within guiding.

“It’s been great fun!”

Croftfoot Senior Section member Louise Masterton, aged 18, said: “As part of the marketing team for Wee-G-opoly, I have enjoyed designing the logo for the event and watching it come to life on badges, lanyards and even our own promo video!

“This goes towards part of our Queen’s Guide and it has been the most serious and most rewarding experience from the award so far.”

Sue Walker, Scottish Chief Commissioner, said: “Wee-G-opoly will be a chance for our members to have fun, explore Glasgow and take part in the great game that is guiding.
“I’m really proud of the Croftfoot Senior Section members for organising this amazing event.

“They are hugely inspirational young women who have truly shown what Queen’s Guides can achieve, and who challenge themselves by giving up their time to help guiding and their local community.”