Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from across Gwent were challenged to Go Gold for a week in September.

Jen Lloyd, County Commissioner, challenged each guiding group in the County to hold a special GOLD meeting during the month, to which parents, local community and local dignitaries were invited.

Many units joined together for the evening to take part in fun, gold-themed activities.

As Girlguiding UK nears its Centenary in 2010, the aim was to show the people of Gwent what the UK's largest organisation for girls and young women is all about – fun and exciting activities for over 3500 Gwent girls and young women in an safe environment where they can learn new skills, experience the outdoors, try international travel and make lots of new friends!

In Monmouth, the focus was in the Farmers Market where activities such as making S'mores, circus skills and craft activities took place. In Usk the girls were making Welsh cakes and fruit kebabs.

In Chepstow, the focus was in Beaufort Square where again S'mores featured along with a golden trail, panning for gold and an exhibition and information about the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

Karen Nugent, Commissioner for Monmouth says: "We would love to encourage more volunteers to come forward to join in the fun and to help us provide exciting activities for our young women.

" We are in the middle of a reorganisation after the retirement of one of our long serving leaders and any additional help within the newly formed teams would be great!"

Jen Lloyd said: "Here in Gwent we have 3,000 girls and young women are just waiting to join in the fun and eager to take part in all that guiding has to offer. To give them this unique chance, we need more adult volunteers!"