1st Pinkneys Green, Guides, (Miss Baden Powell Own)

In 1909 there was a Boy Scout Rally at Crystal Palace in London. Among all the thousands of Boy Scouts there was also a group of girls from Pinkneys Green, who spoke to B-P and asked him to let girls be Scouts. B-P decided to take action. B-P's career had been in the British Army. There was an Indian regiment called the Khyber Guides who served on the north-west frontier of India. B-P persuaded the girl Scouts that Guides was a very special name of which they could be proud. So, in 1910 the first Girl Guides began.

We were the first Guide Company was 1st Pinkneys Green Guides (Miss Baden Powell Own).

PG 1909 Scouts and Guides outside Scout Hall in Winter Hill Road, Pinkneys Green MAidenhead SL6 6NS
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1909 Photo of Scouts and Guides outside Hall in Winter Hill Road, Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6NS

Pinkneys Green Scouts still meet in the Hall, more info see Scouts Web Site www.pgscouts.org.uk

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