Members of the Stonehaven Girlguiding district and some members of Lower Deeside celebrated the Queen’s jubilee by upholding the Queen’s wishes for trees to be planted to commemorate the jubilee.
The 130 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and adult volunteers were joined by the Lord Lieutenant for Kincardineshire, Mr Alistair Macphie, who told the young members about his role in representing Her Majesty the Queen before they sang songs around a campfire. The Lord Lieutenant helped to plant a tree in the grounds of St James’ church before cutting a cake, gratefully donated by himself (much to the girl’s amusement with his ceremonial sword).
Her Majesty the Queen herself was a Girlguiding member during her youth and has been a Patron of Girlguiding since 1952, making it even more important that they celebrated her jubilee.
Girlguiding Stonehaven will have a display in the Stonehaven library window during the month of July. This will hopefully display a tree banner which was created from hands at the event, along with a host of information if you are interested in finding out more about Girlguiding or would like to become a volunteer. If you’d like to volunteer or find out more information, you can register your interest at: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/