GB group holds online anniversary


Girls and leaders at 1st Waterlooville marked the group’s 90th anniversary by joining together virtually to play an online escape room game.

Escape room screenshotOriginally it was intended the group would have a whole weekend of celebrations including a trip to a theme park, sleepover and church parade service followed by lunch, but that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions on meetings and services.

Team Leader Sian Evans says ‘Instead, with much scribbling, head-scratching, and chocolate inspiration, we encountered and solved various puzzles to all safely reach our final destination after about 90 minutes. Up to 6 players can log onto each session, which cost £15, and we also had a separate chatroom open to help us share information and ideas across the team. There are more episodes available in the series and we’re looking forward to doing some more after the summer break.’

1st Waterlooville anniversary cakeMany former 1st Waterlooville members had been planning to attend the July celebration weekend and some had sent in photos of their own time in GB including a camp in Jersey in the 1950s and the 70th birthday cake from the year 2000.

Sian adds ‘The only other remnant of the plans to continue was that a former leader led special prayers for our group in the online church service on the Sunday morning.’


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