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.