Guiding is a great ongoing adventure!
It all started when I became Rainbow. I had the joys of meeting great friends and leaders who helped build my confidence and gave me an enjoyable start to my big adventure. I then went onto Brownies where I had more adventures which included crafts, games and fun and met some brilliant leaders that had great ideas for us to do.
After that I continued my experience as a Guide where I went on amazing camps which gave us experiences of the outdoors and got us to work in small groups and build our independence.
I was also a Guide helper at Brownies which gave me the opportunity to help at Holiday Brownies which was a week of Brownies in the school holidays to give girls who hadn’t yet got a space at Brownies an experience of what being a Brownie is like. It gave the girls, and me, a chance to develop new skills and meet new people.
I am currently in Rangers, girls between the ages of 14 and 25 who are also young leaders. We share our experiences, have fun and have different adventures. In 2014 I went to Finland with other members of Rangers in Buckinghamshire. I met amazing people within the Guiding and Scouting family at a big snow camp. I’m very grateful to the amazing leaders that planned a great trip and a memorable experience for us all.
I volunteer as a Young Leader with Brownies and Guides. This is a great opportunity to have a positive and active part in helping run the groups. I met unique girls that get along great and make me proud to be a Young Leader. I also volunteer at the Girlguiding shop on Saturdays which has given me work experience which will help me in my future, whatever my chosen career.
In the future I’d also like to be a leader to give other girls a great adventure just like I’ve had so far, and will continue to have!
‘I would highly recommend a guiding adventure like mine to everyone.’
Rebecca, Young Leader and Ranger, Milton Keynes.
If you are passionate about helping girls reach their potential and want to give something back to your local community, join us and start an adventure.