Hundred years of girl guiding
Ards Borough Council has presented special flowers to the Girl Guides to mark its 100th anniversary.
A new flowerbed in Newtownards, which uses carpet bedding plants in blue and yellow to re-create the international guiding logo, has been completed in celebration.
Mayor of Ards, Councillor David Smyth will present the flowers this week to Newtownards and District Guide Units.
“Celebrations to mark the centenary of the guides are taking place right across the UK and beyond, so I'm delighted that we can pay a local tribute to guiding which has a strong tradition here in the Ards,” said Councillor Smyth.
From September 2009 to September 2010, guides around the UK have been celebrating the moment when a small group of girls stepped forward at the 1909 Boy Scouts Rally in Crystal Palace Park and asked its Founder, Robert Baden-Powell, for ‘something for the girls’.