LAST weekend around 200 Rainbows, Guides and Brownies had a fun packed couple of days taking part in two events which marked World Thinking Day for the Guide Association.

The event marks the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell and acknowledges the world wide nature of both the Scout and the Guide movements.

Girls from Ilkley, Addingham and Ben Rhydding dressed in saris, made Swiss truffles, Swedish paper hearts and Japanese origami creatures. Many different foods were sampled from all parts of the world, including Indian sweets, Mexican salsa, Welsh cakes and Scottish haggis.

The colourfully created Mexican maracas were successfully rhythmic as were the castanets when it came to the communal singing at the close of the day.

Brownies and Guides from Burley and Menston enjoyed a variety of different activities which included welly stacking, finger painting, decorating biscuits, welly races and a quiz. The afternoon was organised by the girls of 1st Burley Rangers based on the Welly Boot Challenge badge designed by Katy and Zoe Haskins. The girls had created the badge to raise funds for the Burley Scout and Guide Hut Appeal.

Ann Peacock of Girlguiding Wharfedale said: "Parents collected some exhausted but exhilarated young folk at the end of each afternoon. Well done the Leaders and parents who gave up their time to make all of this happen."