So it’s World Thinking Day 2015 (WTD2015) which particularly means something to all my Guiding and Scouting friends. It’s the joint Birthday of Lord & Lady Baden Powell (and coincidently the day I happened to buy my VW Beetle – ‘Baden’ it seemed apt and no I haven’t previously named my cars….).
I do lots of things with Guiding throughout the year. Along with a fab team to support our Unit weekly meetings. We have around 50 Guides (10-14yrs) and Rangers (14-26yrs) every week at our meetings (yes we are that popular still!). We widen their lifeskills and social skills. We teach them to cook, take them to camps, we teach them about becoming independent, how to make decisions. We do this because we had a great time in Guiding as girls ourselves and because we want to give back.
It’s not always easy, it takes up huge chunks of time and I know it sounds a bit twee to those who don’t volunteer, but as leaders we have a shared goal to enhance the lives of girls and in return enhance our own lives through the fun times we have. It’s true!
I’m also proud to be the current Lead Volunteer (County Commissioner) for Wirral Ellesmere Port and Neston. We have 4,000 Rainbow, Brownies, Guides and Rangers (Senior Section) and 1,000 volunteers who give a massive amount of time and energy every week to enhancing girls lives.
Today we think about all the Guides and Scouts at home and abroad and how we can make a change through positive action throughout the year.
Happy WTD2015 maybe you’d like to join us to help change the lives of our young people!
Lead Volunteer for Girlguiding Wirral
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