Gala guides think outside the box to raise Rotary cash

AROUND 170 Girl Guides attended Galashiels Girlguiding District’s ‘Thinking Day’ at St Pauls Church Hall at the end of last month.

The girls raised £168.60 which goes towards a Rotary Shelter Box which will be tracked allowing members to know which country they are helping.

Galashiels District Commissioner Alison Henry presented winners of last October’s Janet MacKie Memorial Shield competition making Christmas decorations with their shields and gifts.

She continued: “Our theme for the remainder of the night was ‘We can save the Planet’. All the girls made an item out of something that is normally recycled. The Rainbows made mice and tortoises out of polystyrene fruit trays. The Brownies cut different shapes of coloured tissue paper and stuck them on clear glass jars and then put a tea light in them, to be lit once home. The Guides and Senior section made an elephant out of an empty plastic milk carton and we ended an enjoyable evening with a few campfire songs.”

The Janet MacKie Memorial Shield competition winners were: Rainbows: 1. Aimee Ross – 2nd Galashiels (Focus). 2. Courtney Davidson – 2nd Galashiels (Focus). 3. Erin Gallagher – 1st Tweedbank.

Brownies: 1. Lauren Hume – 3rd Galashiels ( St Peters). 2. Emma Johnston – 6th Galashiels ( Burgh). 3. Holly Brydon – 1st Tweedbank.

Guides: 1. Alannah Fox – 1st Tweedbank; 2. Heather Stuart – 1st Galashiels; 3. Alex Bell – 1st Tweedbank.