A new partnership between Girlguiding Bedfordshire and Wrest Park in Silsoe was launched with 60 girls and their leaders attending on Saturday, March 19.
The project gives Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from across Bedfordshire the chance to take part in specially devised quests which consist of two elements, a treasure quest and an environmental quest. On completion, a newly designed badge was awarded to the girls by The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis.
Ann Crome, Girlguiding Bedfordshire county commissioner said: “We were delighted to work with the team at Wrest Park on this project and it is marvellous that the partnership has come together. It is a unique opportunity for our members to explore a historic gem located right on their doorstep.”
Jenny Mayer, general manager for Wrest Park said: “‘We couldn’t be more pleased to have welcomed the Bedfordshire Girl Guides to Wrest Park today and are delighted to be able to launch this exciting new project together. At English Heritage we are committed to opening up our sites for local community groups to enjoy, and we hope this will be the first step in a lasting partnership.”
Girlguiding is the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with Girlguiding Bedfordshire having more than 4,000 girls and young women members. Visit http://www.bedsguiding.org.uk/