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Blog / September 30th, 2022

Chief Commissioner Blog – October

Hi everyone,

This month Andrea and I enter our final six months in our roles as Deputy Chief and Chief Commissioner. Wow, where has the time gone? It’s certainly been an amazing time with adventure, challenges and lots of fun. To celebrate our time, we have launched our Chief’s Challenge ‘Shine Bright’, as we believe Anglia does indeed shine brightly. This has been really evident over the past few years when we have continued, despite all of the challenges we’ve faced, to offer fantastic experiences for our girls and young women and all our members across the region.

We have looked back on all the achievements of our members, and it’s remarkable! Challenges such as Phenomenal Women, Rhymes Riddles and Rambles, the Midsummer Sleepover, Buzz about Anglia, and all of the events connected to it. Plus, we concluded our 50th birthday year with the birthday card swap and the Amazzzing birthday party.

During this time, we also launched our region strategy, ‘Together we Inspire’. Focusing on exceptional experiences for all our members, members voices, the delivery of guiding and the resources we have as a region. Thousands of members have attended training events and region activities and opportunities, there are so many incredible things to list!

Our challenge, ‘Shine Bright’, is for you to take part in whether you are a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Ranger, Young Leader, adult member, or a Trefoil Guild member. We want everyone to shine brightly. Of course, there is a sparkly badge to go alongside this and proceeds from the badge will be put towards initiatives that continue to support the sustainability of units within the region.

I do hope you will take part in this challenge and celebrate with us. There are five themes for the challenge, one for each of the star’s points and each year that Andrea and I have led the region.

The themes:

· Our Guiding family

· The environment and the world around us

· Our communities

· Discovery

· Fun and friendship

Andrea and I have chosen these to reflect our guiding experiences and themes that are important to us both.

Please do take a look at the challenge and we would love to discover what you and your unit do to complete it.

As always, a huge thank you for everything you do and keep smiling!