Jane Bartlett 40 years Girlguiding Volunteering

Jane Bartlett 40 years volunteering

Jane has been involved with Girlguiding ever since being a Brownie herself. She was a member of 1st West Kirkby Guides and a Sea Ranger with SRS Antenna before going on to run her own Guide and Ranger units in Willaston. Her love of the outdoors and camping lead on to her becoming the Wirral Camp Adviser and Girlguidings NW Region Outdoor Activities Adviser.

Over the years Jane has been involved with national events including 1999 World Camp at Foxlease and has visited the international Guide Centres, recently returning from a visit to Our Cabana in Mexico. Jane is now a Vice President for Wirral Girlguiding and was awarded her 40 year long service award at our recent County Gathering.

Girlguiding Wirral Annual Gathering 2015

Linda¬†shared a poem written by Lynne Scales the County Commissioner for Lancashire South East…..

The time you have spent as a volunteer
be it half a lifetime or just a year,
will have its effect in such far-reaching ways
it can never be measured in hours or days.

We want to say thank you for doing your part,
for giving your hands and giving your heart.

Thanks for the smiles when you wanted to weep,
for the camping trips when you couldn’t sleep.
For the running and phoning and meeting and waiting,
for hiking and swimming and roller-skating.

Thanks more than ever for the years yet to come
when someone remembers the jobs you have done
and memories brighten a young womans face,
in some other time and in some other place.