Guides party at Girlguiding Scotland’s first ever festival-style camp in Ayrshire

800 Girlguiding Scotland members took over Eglinton Park, North Ayrshire, for the charity’s first ever festival-style camp – G in the Park – from 3 – 7 July 2015.

The showbiz-themed camp allowed the girls to see what goes on behind the scenes and try their hand at fun activities like singing, dance, drama, stage production, designing their own skateboard and stage make-up.

The girls were also entertained at night by star acts M.O, Only the Young, Model Aeroplanes, Naomi, One and Only Direction, Hometown, Murdo Mitchell, Danny Dearden, Emily Middlemas and Rewind at the exclusive gig for Guides (aged 10 – 14) and Senior Section members (aged 14 – 26).

G in the Park is just one of many great opportunities available to girls across Scotland through guiding. Girls can learn about stars, try abseiling or raft building, go camping and even travel abroad by being a member of Girlguiding Scotland.

Lucy, 11, a Guide at 2nd Lockerbie Guides said: “I loved going to the gigs at G in the Park and even got to meet Only the Young!

“I’ve also had the chance to try out lots of fun workshops, like stage make-up, theatre and cheerleading.

“My favourite thing about being a Guide is that we get to go on lots of trips and work on fun badges.”

Sue Walker, Scottish Chief Commissioner, said: “It was great to see our young members letting their hair down and having fun.

“G in the Park was a brilliant opportunity for the girls to camp with their friends, see some great bands and find out for themselves about the world of showbiz!”

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Notes to editors:

  1. For photos, please contact the Girlguiding Scotland press office.
  2. Guides are girls aged 10 to 14 who are given the chance to explore their individual skills and abilities and try out new challenges as part of a team. Guides can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.
  3. The Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25. Girls can choose from a wide range of unique and exciting opportunities, including travel in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls within Girlguiding as a Mentor or Leader, and working towards valuable qualifications.
  4. We are Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women, with almost 50,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. Find out more at www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk.