The offical online newsletter of the Parish of St. Brelade, Jersey
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Autmn 2009
News Stories
Two ‘Battle’ honours
New Association proposed
‘Monster, monster’
Message from Connetable
Modest increase in Rates
Chef de Police retires
Lighting up St. Aubin
Fingers Crossed!
All go at tennis club
Twinning Association
Boulez-vous?
Ice rink: warm reception
Epic swim for charity
Award for students
Design career on cards?
Frightfully delicious!
Genuinely Jersey?
Competition success
Letters to Editor
Going Eco-Active
Jersey evacuees
Malaysia to St. Aubin
Seeing red- white & blue
St. Aubin Festival
La Baguette flooded!
Fete raises £2,000+
Seeing red - white and blue!
The Western Trefoil Guild annual summer camp
by Gwen Wheeler

Were you in the La Moye area at the weekend 24-26 July and did you see lots of ‘red things’? No, they weren’t spiders, nor ants or any other weird things, but members of the Jersey Western Trefoil Guild who were holding their annual camp at the 10th Quennevais Scout Group’s Les Creux Headquarters. Although we camp there most years we usually keep within the area around Beauport. However this year we ventured further afield! We were advised that the theme for the weekend was ‘blue, white and red’ and when we arrived at the site there was a tricolor flying – a French weekend! On the first evening there was a quiz based on French places or things and told that Saturday was to be a surprise. So there was much guesswork going on. After Saturday’s breakfast, complete with croissants, we were told to catch the 11.15 bus into St. Helier in our ‘reds’ and to get off along the Esplanade. The guess was that we were going to Elizabeth Castle, but it turned out that some of the member’s husbands had laid on a French picnic lunch on Castle Quay close to the Marina. After lunch we walked down to the Weighbridge to play petanque. Tony Alchurch of the Jersey Petanque Association helped to explain the rules of the game to those of us who had not played before.
Returning to camp, we were treated to a meal of galettes and crepes and finished the evening around a campfire. At all the meals ‘Grace’ was sung in French by one of our members. On Sunday morning, after clearing up, a Guides Own was led by Mrs Marie Herniman at the little Chapel located at the bottom of the site. It was a lovely weekend of fun, laughter and friendship, which is what the Trefoil Guild is all about.
The Trefoil Guild is the association for former girl guides and Senior Members of the Guide Association - and any ‘old-girls’ become automatic members. This is the Centenary Year of Girl Guiding and if there are any ex-Brownies, Rangers or Guides that would like to recapture the fun of guiding, please contact Island Chairman, Mrs Ann Mariette on 742155 As they say: ‘Once a Guide always a Guide’

Girlguiding celebrates centenary in 2010
Celebrations to commemorate this milestone begin across the country over the weekend of 5th-6th September. The Girl Guiding Jersey’s Centenary launch party was held on Saturday 5th September in Howard Davis Park. But how did it all start?
In the early years of the 20th century, Robert Baden-Powell developed a scheme for training boys and tried out his ideas at a camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. The following year he published them in his book ‘Scouting for Boys’ which was an instant success. As a result, Baden-Powell soon found himself organising the Boy Scout Movement.
At the Scouts' first rally, at the Crystal Palace in 1909, a small group of girls turned up, representing hundreds of other girls, insisting that they wanted to be Scouts too and called themselves Girl Scouts. However, Baden-Powell to create a separate identity for the girls and decided 'Girl Guides' would be a better name for these pioneering young women.
Whilst Guiding in Jersey did not start until 1919, members of Girl Guiding Jersey will be taking a very active part in the UK Centenary celebrations by attending National, South West Region and local events that are being held during the year. La Baguette is hoping to be able to report their activities
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