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Guides, Brownies & Rainbows


 Guides, Brownies & Rainbows have regular meetings for girls here in Wootton.Brownies, (for girls aged 7 – 10) do it all! Their meetings are full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies have suggested themselves.

Girls participate in a wide range of activities at their regular meetings, and at special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays. They can find themselves trying out arts and crafts or recipes, playing energetic games, as well as taking part in community action projects.

Brownies are on Monday evenings at the Scout Hut from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


Rainbows (for girls aged 5 – 7) have fun! They play games, have parties and make things while developing life skills.


They follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, which involves a wide range of activities and games. Being a Rainbow is all about learning, developing self-confidence, building friendships and, of course, having lots of fun! The Rainbow Jigsaw has four areas: Look – Learn – Laugh – Love

Rainbows are on Mondays from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m.

To Join contact is Natalie – 07956126091 


Youth Services

Youth Facilities and Education in Wootton

When I was growing up in Wootton Bridge many years ago the only facilities that were available to us were the Recreation Ground and the Youth Club in New Road, which I have to say, always seemed to be full of children a lot bigger and older than myself. Nowadays, although we still have the same facilities, these have been greatly improved.

The Youth Club is very well supported by all ages and now we have representatives that are invited to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings to voice their opinions with regards to youth issues.

The young people have asked for the provision of a shelter that could be erected in the Recreation Ground to provide them with an all year round facility.

The play area in the Recreation Ground has been given a makeover and a lot of time and effort was put in by my fellow councillors to get grant funding to carry this work out. First impressions are that the play area has been very well received by both parents and children alike.

I have also been asked to write about education. , I believe that you continue to learn throughout your whole life, never mind the 12-14 years that you spend at school.

Our local school, Wootton Community Primary (Wootton County Primary to those of a certain age) is thriving.  We all as a community receive regular updates from the head teacher, which are published in the Bridge Magazine. This column always includes events that are going on at the school whether it is a visit from a Chinese Dignitary to the school under the new education plan retaining children at the school until they are 11 years old.

Parish Councillor Sarah Fulford


1st Wootton Scout Group (Reg. Charity No.1005194)

1st Wootton Scout Group is a lively and thriving group, run by a good team of leaders and helpers. Records show that we have been in existence since 1911, originally as a Sea Scout Group but now as a conventional Scout group. We are fortunate to have our own Scout Headquarters in Wootton recreation ground just behind Wootton Primary School. We have three sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and as we like to maintain a high leader-to-child ratio there may be a waiting list for some sections. 1st Wootton Scout Group (Group Scout Leader, Terry Cook)


Beavers are boys and girls from 6½ to 8 years old and meet on a Friday evening from 6.15-7:30pm.

New members are welcome and details are available from Graham who can be contacted on 403564 or by emailing grahamwiow@tiscali.co.uk



Cubs are boys and girls from 8 to 10½yrs old and meet on a Tuesday evening from 6-7.30pm. New members are welcome and details are available from David who can be contacted by emailing 1stwoottoncubs@googlemail.com


Scouts are boys and girls from10½ to 14yrs old and meet on a Tuesday evening from 7.30-9pm. New members are welcome and details are available from Graham on 866198 or Terry our Group Scout Leader on 525243


2nd Wootton Bridge Brownies meet every Monday (during term time) at the Scout Hut between 6.00 p.m – 7.30 p.m

We are always looking for adults to become helpers, leaders or committee members, also young leaders under 18 are welcome. Contact Terry on 525243 for more details.

Our HQ has both male and female toilets, a fully fitted kitchen, heating and a garden area at the rear of the building. The HQ can be hired for private use and can be booked by contacting Peter on 883385.

For more information about 1st Wootton Scouts and Scouting on the Island, visit www.isleofwight-scouts.org.uk