Stories and photographs featuring Guides and Brownies have bene published regularly in The Mail over the years. 

In 1992 it was reported that 200 Guides, Brownies and Rainbows from Ulverston and surrounding districts enjoyed a fun-packed gala day at the town's Victoria Upper School.

Girls from as far afield as Grange, Broughton, Urswick and Pennington joined with their counterparts from Ulverston in a full programme of events, including outdoor sports and indoor craft activities.

Led by Divisional Commissioner Pat Pyne and District Commissioner Marian Salway youngsters took part in an exciting range of obstacle races on a theme of Desert Island Castaways.

Meanwhile, indoors the girls enjoyed making kites, sweets, windmills and also took part in face and balloon painting.

The event, which had been first held two years previously, ended with a traditional sing-song.

In 1994, under the headline 'Girl Guides face the challenge' it was reported that orienteering, biscuit baking and creating home-made musical instruments were among the activities at the Guides Challenge Day at St Mary's Church hall at Barrow.

Walney's St Mary's Guides were among those joining in the fun and learning some useful skills at the same time.

At Dalton Drill Hall in October 1997 there was plenty of activity taking place.

Under the headline 'Guides battle it out for top award', The Mail reported that girls in blue shirts, spilt into several groups, were engaged in a range of activities, from Maori stick dancing to dress design with newspapers.

Sue Benson, divisional secretary of the local Guides, explained the event was the annual Guides Shield contest.

Around 54 girls from nine Guide companies were involved in a range of challenges.

Each company of six Guide groups was marked on performance and the group with the highest score won.

Other challenges involved making a collage, first aid, cooking on a barbeque, Morris dancing and making popcorn.

The Seventeenth Barrow (Dalton Church) company was the winner.