Gang show revival brings Rainbows and Trefoil Guild to the stage

Woburn Girl Guides Gang Show.
Woburn Girl Guides Gang Show.

Following the success of the 2012 Girlguiding Woburn District Gang Show, it returned this year in a blaze of music, dance, song and colourful costume.

With more than 140 girls and leaders taking part it was a production to rival any West End production, say the organisers.

The 12 Months of Guiding had a cast aged from five to 82 who took the audience on a journey through the year in an imaginative, fun and uplifting way. From Rainbows to the Trefoil Guild, everyone had a part to play.

The show was resurrected three years ago by Valerie Symon, who said: “I promised myself that once I retired I would bring back The Gang Show that I remember from my youth.

“I believe The Gang Show is an integral part of guiding and offers such an amazing experience for all those taking part.”

Valerie along with Rangers from the Woburn District and male students from a local school produced this year’s Gang Show as part of their service section for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Money raised from the sale of tickets and raffle tickets will go towards not only helping grow guiding in the Woburn area but also towards helping a school in Malawi.

Jan Fuller, District Commissioner, said: “We are so proud of all the leaders who have worked so hard with the girls to put on such a brilliant show. I for one, cannot wait to do it all again.”

If you feel you could get involved the group would love to hear from you. Call 0800 169 5901 or check out the Bedfordshire Guides website at

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