The brand new Girlguiding Harris units have held a special Promise Ceremony on Horgabost Beach.
Nine Brownies, fifteen Guides, four Rangers and seven Leaders made their Promise around a campfire built by the girls themselves, meaning that they now join ten million other girls and women in 154 countries around the world as members of Girlguiding.
The afternoon started with hot dogs on the dunes, then a wide game with water balloons in patrols followed by songs and toasting marshmallows around the fire.
The Guides and Rangers have already completed their First Aid badge since starting fortnightly meetings in Tarbert in February, helped by a visit from the Coastguard. They had a very successful trip competing in the Western Isles Guides and Scouts Outdoor Challenge in Lews Castle grounds.
They also have a weekend camp to look forward to in Uig this August. The Brownies have started their Adventure badge and have even translated their ‘Six’ songs into Gàidhlig.
The girls will have a stall at the South Harris Agricultural Show at Leverburgh School on Tuesday 28th July and would be delighted to have visitors to say hello and ask about their activities.