The Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will recognise their 105th anniversary since the start of Girl Guiding in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines while also joining 10 million members worldwide in the annual celebration of World Thinking Day 2019 under the theme “Leadership”.
This year’s local celebrations will commence on Thursday 21st February 2019 with the annual Althea Commissiong Brownie Public Speaking Competition at the Girl Guides Headquarters in Level Gardens from 3:30 in the afternoon. The purpose of the competition is to empower Brownie Guides and enable them to develop self-confidence, a creative imagination, empathy, and maturity in interpersonal skills.
The topic for this year’s competition is “Imagine that you are a Head teacher, what skills do you think you will need to be a good leader for your school.” There are eight participants in Thursday’s competition hailing from the Windward Division as far as Tourama in the North, the town of Barrouallie in the Leeward Division and several participants from the Kingstown/Grenadines Division.
The participants in Thursday’s competition are:
- Casque Quow from the 1stBarrouallie Brownie Pack;
- Alexa Mason from the 1stCalliaqua Brownie Pack;
- Kizanique Jack from the 1stLangley Park Brownie Pack;
- Ashantae Walters from the No. 6 Kingstown Anglican Brownie Pack;
- Jadea Abbey from the No.22 St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Brownie Pack;
- Rachael Smart from the No. 25 Kingstown Preparatory School Brownie Pack;
- Kasumi Baptiste from the Sion Hill Brownie Pack; and
- Jaide Andrews from the Tourama Government Brownie Pack.
Schools are encouraged to send contingents to support their participants in the competition. The judges in the competition are Mrs. Athalie Soleyn, Deputy Headmistress of the St. Vincent Girls’ High School, Ms. Kimsha Williams, physicist and founder of Learning for Living and Mr. Odion Marc Hillocks, graduate teacher and youth leader at the Emmanuel High School in Mesopotamia.
On World Thinking Day, Friday 22nd February 2019, the Bim Bims, Brownie Guides, Girl Guides, Ranger Guides, Young Leaders and Guiders of the Association will have the Thinking Day Parade starting at 1:30 p.m from the Peace Memorial Hall to the Kingstown Methodist Church while being led by the Police Band of the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force. The parade will climax with an afternoon of inspiration, talent and awards at the Kingstown Methodist Church from 2:30 in the afternoon.