Kirsten, age nine, is a Brownie in Fife. She tells us about some of the things she’s enjoyed the most:
“I was a Rainbow before I was a Brownie. The thing I like most about being a Brownie is trying new things.
“In Rainbows, I loved when we made some marshmallow biscuits that looked like snowmen!
“My favourite activity has been going on a summer activity camp in Dalguise.
“We did lots of activities like canoeing, climbing and abseiling.
“The first time I went up to abseil I didn’t like looking down.
“But then I saw my friend bounce up and down on the rope and it gave me the courage to look down!
“I also enjoyed the kayaking – I’d done it before so was able to help my friends.
“In winter we also made bird food using lard, birdseed and a bottle, and used a wooden spoon to make a perch the birds could sit on.
“I put mine in our garden and saw some blackbirds and robins come to feed.”
Kirsten says being in guiding gives her a space to be herself.
“My brother is in the Scouts but I love the Brownies because it’s all girls and my brother isn’t there!”