31 July 2010 - Girlguiding Summer Centenary Celebrations begin at Harewood House
Thousands of Guides from the around the world are sharing the
ultimate camping adventure - the Girlguiding Centenary
Hosted on a site the size of 75 football pitches, the Centenary
Camp offers a real ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for girls aged
10-14 from the UK and all across the globe.
With a total of 5000 girls and adults on site, including 800
visitors from Guide and Girl Scout groups from 40 different
countries, this will be a truly international, 21st century camp.
It’s one of several national events being held to mark 100 years of
guiding and is supported by Welcome to Yorkshire, the county’s
official tourism agency.
Highlights of this action-packed week include:
- a spectacular Opening Ceremony at 11am on Sunday 1 August on
which we’ll also be celebrating Yorkshire Day
- hundreds of different activities, including an outdoor
camp spa, a giant sledging zone on eight tons of imported snow and
around 50 different sports
- high adrenaline, adventurous activities, such as caving,
mountain boarding and rock climbing
- a visit from members of the England Women’s Cricket team who’ll
be sharing their skills in a cricket master-class on Monday, 2
And on Wednesday, 4 August, a further 15,000 girls and adults
will arrive at Harewood House for Fusion – A Spectacular Way to
Celebrate. The largest event Girlguiding has ever organised,
it’s a massive performing arts festival with 1000 street theatre
artists, 20 performance areas and workshops in art,
dance, music and song.
The week of celebrations will also coincide with the publication
of Girlguiding’s Guide to 15 Things To Do Before You Are 15.