Our stories

The work our 12,000 volunteers do to bring guiding alive for our 50,000 young members is inspirational.

Could you join them? Hear first hand what it’s like to be a part of Girlguiding Scotland from some of our inspirational volunteers and young members.

Morag Anna - Brownie

Morag Anna, 10, from the Isle of Skye, completed 56 Brownie badges in three years!

Mhairi - District Commissioner

Mhairi Kennedy
As a Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Leader, Mhairi loves giving her girls the chance to try something new.

Rosy - Brownie Leader

Rosy, a Brownie Leader from Edinburgh, went to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York with Girlguiding members from across the world.

Heather - Rainbow

Heather, age six, joined the 1st Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Rainbows a year ago. Her favourite thing about being in the Rainbows is making new friends.

Emma - Senior Section

Emma Rattray, 16, is one of two Girlguiding Scotland Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).

Heather - flexible guiding

Lones is very flexible, meaning that I can choose when it suits me to try out activities, without having to commit to a weekly meeting that I couldn't fit into my schedule!

Julie - Growing Guiding

As a Brownie leader in the South Lanarkshire village of Thankerton for four years, Julie tripled the size of her unit from 10 girls to an impressive 30.

Jill – County Commissioner

Rising to the rank of lead volunteer for guiding Scotland’s biggest city, as County Commissioner for Glasgow, is no small achievement. But Jill will take over the role in January 2016 at the tender age of 30.

Sam - Assistant Outdoor Advisor

In her spare time, she leads the 1st Gullane Guides, helps run guiding in the area as the local District Commissioner and will soon be taking on a role as Girlguiding Scotland’s Duke of Edinburgh Adviser.

Maria - Guide

For Maria, 13, being a Guide is a no-brainer. “It’s really fun and you can meet new friends – and I always love camping!”

Ruth - Guide Leader

For Ruth, 31, guiding is a way of giving something back to her community. “I’m a big advocate of getting involved and giving back to your community.

Kirsten - Brownie

Kirsten, age nine, from Fife, tells us about some of the things she's enjoyed the most about being a member of Girlguiding Scotland.

Lauren - Queen's Guide

Lauren Marshall
Lauren, 18, is working on her leadership qualification to become a Guide Leader with the 295th Glasgow Guide Unit. She’s also a member of Girlguiding Glasgow’s Croftfoot Senior Section.

Natasha - Senior Section

Natasha, 19, is a Senior Section member from Falkirk and a Leader at the 2nd Polmont Rainbow Unit. She’s also busy setting up a new Rainbow unit with friends.

Lorraine - parent volunteer

Mum of two Lorraine started guiding by helping out at her daughter’s Rainbow unit, the 3rd Mearns Rainbows in Newton Mearns, to prevent it from closing.