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Blog / June 29th, 2021

Chief Commissioner’s Blog

On Saturday, I attended the 99th AGM of Girlguiding, a time for reflection on the past year and looking at the years ahead. Present at this meeting is all Girlguiding Trustees, all chief commissioners, and other members of the operational board plus Girlguiding council members. Each Region has representatives on the council, and it was great to see familiar faces on the zoom call. Council members are there to give the voice of young women from within our organisation, and it was great to hear their views on some of the developments which are currently being undertaken. Thank you to our council members, giving their voice to this group and of course representing Girlguiding Anglia. During the AGM, we had a presentation from one of the Girlguiding trustees who is also a member of our Region, thank you to Alison Hampton for your presentation on your guiding experience over this last year. It was lovely to hear Alison talk about the positive achievements including the number of zoom calls and meetings held, plus participation in our regions virtual offer events from last year. The presentation was honest and talked about the level of admin that leaders and commissioners are all facing. The impact of this, cannot be underestimated, particularly with the high volume of risk assessments our commissioners are needing to agree at this current time. Please be mindful of everyone’s capacity, please use each other for support, share ideas and use the website to gather information which helps to complete risk assessments for all the wonderful activities we can offer our girls and young women.

Our Facebook page is back!

As I think some of you have already noticed, we are finally back on Facebook after several months of disappointment trying to republish our old account. Check it out and make sure you give us a like for all the latest news and events.

Fiesta Fun 17-18 July

Have you signed up for Fiesta Fun?  – I am really looking forward to celebrating this event as part of our 50th Birthday Celebrations, there is lots to do, lots to make and things to have a try at, but most of all have some Fun, Fiesta style. Of course, there is a great badge too! You can find the event pack here.

Don’t worry if you cannot do everything on the 17 and 18 July, use the resources throughout the year, many of the activities also align to the programme.  One activity is an invitation to renew your promise at daybreak, I am hoping for sunshine and hope you can join me in the virtual world!

Take care and keep smiling