Buchan Rainbows celebrate 25th anniversary in fine style

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Girls aged five to seven from Buchan’s Kinnaird and Forties Divisions marked a quarter of a century of Rainbows with a party of fun activities.

The girls enjoyed a special 25th birthday party last month when they took part in Olympic-style sports and crafts and enjoyed juice and nibbles.

Jane Urquhart, leader of the 1st Mintlaw Rainbows, said: “The girls had a great time taking part in the different sporting activities and craft activities which were on offer to them.

“They all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Rainbows is a great way for younger girls to have a chance to have their voices heard as well as to make new friends and have fun.”

Rainbows were founded in 1987 for girls aged five to seven (except in Northern Ireland, where they can join aged four). Many Rainbows continue the fun and go on to become Brownies once they turn seven.

There are currently more than 80,000 Rainbows having exciting adventures across the UK each week.

These are based around the four areas ‘Look’, ‘Learn’, ‘Laugh’ and ‘Love’ and include fun activities such as learning how to take care of a pet, finding out about Rainbows in other countries, and learning to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in another language.

More information on Girlguiding UK can be found at www.girlguiding.org.uk