Guides’ Swiss role on Europe’s highest point

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Youngsters from the Whitby Division Guides certainly enjoyed a high point in their lives when the made their promise on top of the highest point in Europe.

Seven of the newly-formed senior section girls and three guides made their promise on the top of the Jungfrau in Switzerland – one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps – in snowy conditions and temperatures of -3C.

Whitby Guides in Switzerland

Whitby Guides in Switzerland

The whole group renewed its promise on a visit to Our Chalet, a Guiding World centre, during a memorable event.

Other activities the group took part in were zip wires, high ropes, abseiling, rafting, segways, cable cars and a visit to the wood carvers, Trumbelback Falls.

Ruth Hall, Division Commissioner for Whitby Girl Guiding, said: “On behalf of the whole group, I say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with our many fundraising events over the past year and to the organisations that very kindly gave donations to the group.

“I also personally thank the girls that participated in this trip. They were a credit to Whitby and Girl Guiding.”

Girl Guiding is open to girls aged between five and seven as Rainbows, seven and 10 asBrownies, 10 and 14 as Guides, 14 to 25 in the Senior Section. Other roles in Guiding are unit helpers, leaders and the Trefoil Guild. Visit for more.