Meet our new deputy Scottish chief commissioner!

We’re excited to introduce our new deputy Scottish chief commissioner Lisa!

Lisa can’t wait to get stuck into her brand new role focusing on youth participation across Scotland. We caught up with the assistant leader for a quick-fire Q&A to find out more.

While working towards a PhD in Geology I was able to complete my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and my Queen’s Guide award but now I’m ready for my next challenge. I’m an assistant leader with the 357th Glasgow Guides but it’s going to be great getting to know even more members across Scotland and find out what they want the future of guiding in Scotland to look like.

As a member I’ve been given so many amazing opportunities so I want to help spread the word that girls can achieve anything!

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Adventurous, enthusiastic, imaginative, compassionate and driven!

What’s your favourite Girlguiding memory?

Oh this is really difficult because I have so many but it would have to be the first time I went sailing. Despite living by the seaside this was a completely new experience for me and I loved it! It made me realise that I could try so many new activities through Girlguiding.

What badge from the new programme do you wish had been available when you were younger?

Definitely the Brownie Space badge! I’ve always been fascinated by space so the opportunity to train like an astronaut sounds amazing! I would have spent hours designing what equipment I would need to be an astronaut – Buzz Lightyear would have had some serious competition.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you and why?

First of all hummus because it’s my favourite food! Then I’d bring a kayak so I could explore the island and a camera so I could always have a reminder of the amazing adventure I had.

Finally, what are you most looking forward to doing now you’re a deputy Scottish chief commissioner?

I’m really looking forward to meeting Girlguiding Scotland members of all over, hearing their thoughts and really listening to what they’ve got to say.

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Get more information about the rest of our Scottish chief commissioner team here.