Out and About 2023 round up

We’ve loved seeing you all get involved in our Make a Splash challenge!


This summer we challenged our members to get out and about and make a splash and almost 6000 of you did!


The Out and About Challenge 2023 was all about encouraging units and girls to explore their local waterways, learn more about the wildlife and support charities who work with water. Getting outside, especially in the sunshine, is so important for young people’s mental wellbeing and studies have shown being near water helps to calm us down. There were 3 sections to this challenge, discover water, fun with water and adventures with water.


We loved seeing so many pictures of you all taking part in the challenge across social media with #OutAndAbout2023 so here are some of our highlights!

  • There were duck races at the end of term for 4th Perth Guides and Rangers
  • 1st Crieff Guides enjoyed water fights, paddling and even white water rafting
  • 8th Paisley Brownies and Guides learned all about the RNLI
  • Girls in Lanark visited the local water mill
  • Fun adventures on the beach and games putting balance to the test at 3rd Dalgety Bay Guides

Out and About 2023 featured a special guest for many of you, our Make a Splash rubber duck. We saw lots of ducks helping you to complete the challenge, taking part in guide camps, unit meetings and heading on holiday all over Scotland and abroad.


As an extra challenge this year we held our Dashing Duck competition!


We wanted to see what amazing adventures you could take with your Girlguiding Scotland duck and how creative you could be. Our Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioner has chosen our 6 competition winners:


Most adventurous Rainbows and Brownies duck

Lucie Minchin


Most adventurous Guides and Rangers duck

Megan Snowie


Most adventurous adult member duck

Alison French


Most creative Rainbows and Brownies duck

Izzy Bradbury


Most creative Guides and Rangers duck

Lucy Galloway


Most creative adult member duck

Hannah Bradberry


Congratulations to all our winners and thanks again to Sarah MacNeil for taking time to judge all of the wonderful entries.


We hope everyone has had a quacking good time taking part in Make a Splash and we can’t wait till next years Out and About challenge!