We caught up with her to get to know her better and find out more about her plans to spread the word about how great guiding is…
A. I went on my first camp as a baby with my Brown Owl mum and was in Rainbows through to Rangers in Warwickshire, where I grew up. I became a Brownie leader and was a District Commissioner while studying at university in Glasgow. I’m now the leader for Isle of Harris Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers, having re-started the units in 2015 after there had been no Girlguiding on the island for over twenty years.
A. Girlguiding gave me fantastic experiences and skills as a young person – why wouldn’t I want to continue as an adult? My Grandma was Brown Owl before my mum so the Girlguiding passion runs in the family.
A. Being on an adventure with phenomenal girls and women all around the country, using our voices to influence change in our communities. I love sharing the same values with Girlguiding sisters all around the world.
A. We have focussed on challenges everyone can do outdoors and at home, including raising money for Children in Need and Girlguiding. It has been heart-warming to see the ‘good turns’ our members have been doing in their communities during such challenging times – our Guiding light needs to shine brighter than ever at the moment.
A. Arriving at Our Chalet in Switzerland with my Guides and Rangers on the first ever Harris international trip. It was a week full of adventure, friendship and wonder – the place felt like our home.
A. I hoped I could do a good job sharing my enthusiasm for Girlguiding and it always helps when others say they think you can do a good job too – encouraging our Girlguiding sisters is very important.
A. I’m looking forward to being part of the national team and learning new skills, in the hope that I can provide something of value as well. I love sharing Girlguiding Scotland’s story and I’d like to help others do the same – everyone should hear how brilliant our organisation is!
Get more information on who the other lead volunteers are and the overall structure of Girlguiding Scotland here!