James Brokenshire joined hundreds of Guides, Brownies and Rainbows from across Bexley to celebrate the centenary of the Girl Guide movement. The special event in Danson Park featured a range of activities from crafts, dance and climbing. The day was rounded off with live performances on the big stage with music and entertainment into the evening.
The Centenary is being used as 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 unique girl only space. Locally, girls take part in activities such as camps and adventure holidays, international travel and community action.
Commenting James Brokenshire said:
"Congratulations to everyone involved in organising this event to mark 100 years of the Girl Guides. Everyone I spoke to had a fantastic time. The Girl Guide movement has come a very long way in the last 100 years and it is great that local groups in this area have had the opportunity to come together to mark this important milestone."