ALMOST 1,000 women and girls will celebrate the girl guides’ centenary at the NEC this weekend.
It’s 100 years since, Robert Baden Powell started the movement and events will be taking place up and down the country.
Guides from Birmingham and Solihull will be making their way to the party, which will count among the biggest in the region.
Special guests will include MPs Lorely Burt and Caroline Spelman and Solihull’s Mayor, Coun Norman Davies.
Janice Addison, has been guiding for 61 years, and is looking forward to Saturday’s event.
“In all my years in the movement I have never been as excited as I am about this event. I met Lady Baden Powell and I thought that was thrilling, but I expect this day to top that.
“The idea of all sections of guiding joining together in an explosion of activity and excitement I think will be breathtaking.”
While the main event will be staged at the NEC, you might see guides on their way to the festivities. The girls will be completing a challenge en route, with one group planning a march from Catherine-de-Barnes.
To find out what else the local groups have been doing to mark 100 years visit www.girlguidingsolihullcentenary.btik.com.