On Saturday 24th October 2010 guides and leaders from Hove proved that they have the adventurous guiding spirit with a Centenary adventure spanning five European cities. The Capital Jig event challenged members from London and the South East to attend an event in Prague, Paris, Copenhagen, London or Edinburgh and complete a series of tasks designed to have them running around a city and take in some of its most iconic sights. The fun lasted for several days but all the parties were video linked on Saturday to allow everyone a moment to celebrate together.
7th Hove guides plus a group of leaders from 1st Mile Oak and friends attended the Copenhagen event and completed challenges including finding 10 of the most important sites in the city. They saw the famous Little Mermaid and the colourful Nyhavn Harbour where Hans Christian Anderson lived, climbed the 687 foot spiral path up the Round Tower, watched street entertainers in the world’s longest pedestrian street and stood by a model of the world’s tallest man outside the Guinness Book of Records Museum before entering and trying to break some of the other records. As well as exploring a new city, Capital Jig aims to raise money for the Moorfields Lions Eye Centre in Ghana by asking people to sponsor a jigsaw piece with the aim of creating the Worlds’ largest jigsaw puzzle in 2010.
The Centenary year is an opportunity to celebrate the impact that the organisation has made on the lives of girls and young women and how modern guiding continues to support over half a million members around the UK to make new friends, develop skills and achieve their full potential in a girl only environment.