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A Very Special Hello

Mrs. Emma Dinwiddy (left) and Mrs. Mariko Jack (right) with the Cayman Islands Guides.

A small contingent of Cayman Islands Girl Guides is visiting the UK to participate in the Guides Centenary.

The group is made up of eight girls from the 5th George Town Guide Company and led by Island Commissioner, Miss Joy Frater, together with Assistant Leader (Brownie Commissioner), Miss Allison Taylor. The group was also joined in London by Mrs. Margaret Gibson, who was for many years a Brownie guider in Cayman until she and her husband returned to Edinburgh last year.

The group had two days in London before travelling to Leeds to join the Centenary Camp at Harewood House, where Guides from 145 countries will meet.

The Guides called in to the Cayman Islands Government Office in London to meet two of their former presidents - Mrs. Mariko Jack and Mrs. Emma Dinwiddy. Unfortunately, Mrs. Suzanne Smith was unable to join the meeting.

The office laid on "afternoon tea," and the group spent almost two hours talking about their activities at home and about the forthcoming programme of events. The girls sang a guiding song and presented the two former presidents and staff of the London Office with charming "goodie bags" containing several small items from Cayman, as well as a special Centenary plate to commemorate their visit.