Northampton Guides celebrate century with Big Birthday bash

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A Northampton youth group helping girls to do their best and help their communities for the last 100 years have celebrated their big birthday.

The 17th Northampton (Abington Church) Girl Guides celebrated ‘a century of fun and adventure’ with a Big Birthday Promise Challenge Party.

On Monday, February 4 1918, a group of pioneering girls and young women held the first ever meeting of 17th Northampton Guide unit.

The unit celebrated 100 years of guiding with a Big Birthday Promise Challenge Party on exactly 100 years after the unit was officially registered.

Girls and leaders joined in renewing their Guide Promise, “to do their best” and “help other people”.

The challenge to Girlguiding members everywhere is to renew their promise on this date, to show the world how important it is to us.

During the year, the unit has enjoyed a number of centenary events, including a launch party in February, and an action packed ‘Big Birthday Bash’ summer camp.

Guide Evelyn said, “Our Big Birthday is brilliant - I’ve had some amazing adventures with Guides, it’s awesome.

Guider Catherine, said, “I’ve had some great times volunteering as a guider and I can’t recommend it enough.”