A set of six stamps celebrating the centenary of girlguiding in Jersey is to be issued by Jersey Post on 6 August 2019. Illustrated by Nick Shewring, the stamps show guides taking part in activities such as charity work, overseas travel, camping and surfing, activities which represent important girlguiding skills and values.
Established in 1919, today Girlguiding Jersey consists of over 500 members in 27 units across the Island. It offers members the chance to be part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences. Michele Peace, Island Commissioner for Girlguiding Jersey comments: “I feel very proud to see the publication of a set of Commemorative Centenary stamps for Girlguiding Jersey depicting what Guiding offers girls.”
Girlguiding is made up of different sections sorted by age; Rainbows (aged 5 – 7), Brownies (aged 7 – 10), Guides (aged 10 – 14), Rangers (aged 14 – 18) and a Senior section (aged 18 and over). Members receive a promise badge with the Girlguiding logo, and the colour of the badge depends on which section the girl is part of. The six stamps in the commemorative set show girls from different sections, together with the relevant promise badge.
Stamp illustrator, Nick Shewring, studied illustration at Twickenham Technical College. He has designed over 200 sets of stamps for over 40 different countries including Jersey Post’s 2005 and 2012 Coastal Towers issues and 2014 Jersey Architecture – Manor Houses issue.
Jersey Post’s Girlguiding Jersey stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 6 August 2019. Philatelic stamp products such as First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com Alternatively, you can email the Jersey Philatelic Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on: +44(0) 1534 616717.
Photograph: Girlguiding Jersey welcomed Chief Guide, Amanda Medler, to Jersey and to their Centenary Guide Camp ‘JIG 100’ where girls enjoyed some great activities as well as camping under canvas. Pictured holding a print of Jersey Post’s commemorative stamps, from left to right: Guide, Annabelle Williams; Chief Guide, Amanda Medler; Island Commissioner for Girlguiding Jersey, Michele Peace and Guides Lucia May and Emily McCluskey.