Senior Section have a Swiss adventure

Twelve members of The Senior Section from across Cambridgeshire have just returned from an exhilarating Easter Fun programme at Our Chalet, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts centre in Adelboden, Switzerland. Here the girls met guides from New Zealand, the USA, Sweden and Slovakia.

The group flew from Cambridge airport to Geneva and stopped by the United Nations building on their outward journey before travelling on to Adelboden by train and bus.

During the week of adventures the group took part in cross-country skiing on the Engstligenalp, made dampers over a campfire lit with just one match, travelled in a gondola, made igloos and tried snow shoeing.

Group member Jenny from Milton commented “The best bit was igloo building – we made ours look like a penguin, with a head on top and a beak”.

Leah from March added “I feel so lucky to have been chosen to go to the world centre. I wouldn’t have been able to go without the help of my friends and family fundraising with me. The trip offered me some fantastic experiences and I hope to visit another world centre in the future.”

Caroline Dean one of four leaders who accompanied the girls said “Their enthusiasm and passion for guiding was a credit to the UK and the County, they are already talking about their next adventure!”

If you are interested in attending an adventure like this and are aged 13 or above, consider attending the Senior Section International weekend.

Coverage from the Cambridgeshire Times

The Senior Section enjoying a lunch break on Engstlingalp

The Senior Section enjoying a lunch break on Engstlingalp

building igloos
Building igloos

outside the United Nations building in Geneva

Outside the United Nations building in Geneva