Are you thinking about registering your daughter to join Girlguiding? Find out why Kellyanne, mother of 1st Clydebank Brownie Courtney, thinks you should go for it! Here she shares how much fun her daughter has had taking part in online guiding throughout lockdown…
When lockdown first began I was a bit unsure how Girlguiding would be able to keep going but thankfully my daughter Courtney was able to adapt to virtual meetings really easily with the help of her amazing leaders Linda, Julie and Elizabeth.
Courtney has fully embraced this new way of guiding and has even been able to attend virtual events she would never have been able to join had it not been online. Not only did she have a blast at the Girlguiding Scotland Thinking Day event, where she got to renew her Promise with Scottish Chief Commissioner Moira, she has also taken part in virtual sleepovers and silent discos with units from across the country.
Girlguiding has also inspired Courtney to give back. She knows how tough this time has been for many people so she decided she wanted to do something that made as many people smile as possible. Courtney designed her own cards with positive and uplifting messages inside. We posted them through different doors in the neighbourhood and the response was brilliant; people were delighted and it made them smile which is exactly what she set out to do.
Courtney absolutely loves Girlguiding, her and friends have a blast cooking together virtually, dancing and crafting with the support of their dedicated leaders. It’s made her feel good and she’s having great fun during these strange times – it’s been a great escape for her. Courtney’s unit really make her feel like she belongs and everyone encourages one another which create a very positive atmosphere.
Over the last year Girlguiding has kept my family laughing and learning new things through all the fun activities and events Courtney takes part in. I’ve also noticed an unbelievable difference in Courtney since she first joined Brownies. She’s gone from being a quiet and timid girl to finding her voice. She now has the confidence to speak up, voice her opinions and make change where she can.
If you’re thinking of signing your daughter up to join a local unit, I would definitely say go for it! The activities and events are designed for the girls to learn life skills in a fun way and I’m so grateful for how it’s kept us laughing throughout lockdown. Courtney now strives to be the best she can be and I know she can do anything she puts her mind to.
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