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Sparkle & Ice

Guides  from Long Preston & Hellifield, Fountains, Masham & Pannal braved the  ice and freezing temperatures to sleep under canvas at Girlguiding’s extreme winter camp.

They joined hundreds of other girls at Sparkle and Ice, a weekend event held at Girlguiding’s activity centre Waddow Hall near Clitheroe on 2nd-4th February.

After pitching their tents, the groups kept warm by making the most of the activities on offer from going on a zip wire, climbing, roller skating and abseiling, to testing their survival skills by making shelters and building fires. And at night, had the choice of ditching their welly boots for dancing shoes to enjoy the onsite disco or enjoy a hot chocolate whilst stargazing before layering up to endure plunging temperatures to take on the challenge of winter camping.

This is the second time Sparkle and Ice has been held following last year’s successful launch. A thousand girls and young women joined the three camps which happened simultaneously across Girlguiding’s activity centres in Lancashire, Hampshire and Sussex. The event was supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.