MORE than 1,200 Girlguiding members experienced a truly memorable day, celebrating everything that represents Girlguiding, culture and fun. 

There were 100s of different activities on offer such as singing, yoga, archery, den building, archaeology, escape room, tug of war, climbing wall, Cornish language, a visit from Devon and Cornwall Police and much more. 

The day was concluded with a surprise silent disco, with members young and old(er) dancing the evening away.

Catherine from 10th Falmouth Guides said: “It was very inclusive as there was something for everyone to do. It was really fun!”

Chloe from 1st Falmouth Rangers said: “I’d never been to a big county event before and I didn’t realise how many of us there were in Girlguiding in Cornwall!” 

The fun also extended to include the Isles of Scilly, where girls from St Marys, St Martins and Bryher had a fabulous day out with an amazing wildlife boat trip to see the puffins, followed by activities and lunch on St Agnes.

Sarah Powlesland, Kevewi event coordinator said: “Wow, what an event! To see and hear the buzz was amazing. So many girls and leaders enjoying themselves, taking part in activities, trying something new, celebrating guiding, making new friends and catching up with old friends. Since covid, the social-circle of life has changed. 

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There were 100s of different activities on offer (Submitted)

“We now have a new normal and bringing everyone together on Saturday has reminded girls and leaders that the ethos of guiding has not changed and that we are as relevant today as we were before covid. 

“Guiding is a space for girls to have a voice, building on their skills and confidence, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and empowering them to make a positive difference in their community.”

Sue Harris, Cornwall county commissioner said: “I am extremely grateful to our dedicated volunteers who, as well as running their units week in and week out, managed to find extra time and incredible enthusiasm to create Kevewi, our county-wide fun day on Saturday.”

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