Girl Guides from all over Hampshire made their way to West Sussex to participate in music based activities
Adventurous Girl Guides in Hampshire enjoyed a week of fun at a musical themed county camp at Blackland Farm in West Sussex earlier this month.
More than 100 girls from Fleet, Cove, Farnborough and Aldershot joined in with the activities which were based on West End musicals including The Wizard of Oz, the Lion King, Grease and Wicked.
This year's camp was named Hanor Unite, an amalgam of the words Hampshire North. Each day began with an aerobic workshop, motivating the girls to prepare for an active day of climbing, abseiling, flying down a 300-yard zip wire, crawling through an elaborate tunnel system and leaping about on bungee trampolines.
If that wasn't enough for the Guides, they could negotiate their way around the 120-acre site, finding hidden containers whilst geo-caching, take sessions in archery or pioneer large rope bridge structures with the guidance of the Oxfordshire Pioneering team.
There was also a new 'I'm a Guide, get me out of here' event which saw the girls don blindfolds and search for bed bugs, taste a variety of crickets, meal worms and mud and transport porridge ladle by ladle under a cargo net.
"It made me shake," said Emily Shaw, 11, from 7th Fleet Guides. "The cricket tasted crunchy and a bit dry while the worms tasted a little of salt and vinegar."
The Guides, who were all aged between ten and 26, also got to do some kayaking and canoeing on the Weir Wood reservoir near East Grinstead.
A visit from Britain's Chief Guide Gill Slocombe helped to pep up the girls as they prepared for an evening's talent show, sharing with her their experiences and views of being a Girl Guide when she toured their subcamps.
Lucy Finlayson from 1st Aldershot Guides went on to lift the 'Hanor's Got Talent' trophy after being voted the most entertaining by the 500-strong audience with her hula hoop and dance routine.
Guider Kate Stewart, leader of the camp, said "A wonderful vibe was created throughout the whole week, with enthusiastic guides and leaders creating lifelong memories at the same time as making new friends.
"Camping as a county gave girls a sense of the size of the Guiding family, that we are more than just one, but one in ten million world wide members."