Blog / February 27th, 2021

Chief Commissioner’s Blog

What an amazing World Thinking Day… Or should I say weekend!

There was so much going on at the weekend, I was spoilt for choice on what to take part in. I hope you were able to celebrate with your unit or with friends and leaders from far and wide. The virtual world certainly came into its own and I was able to join several County events across the Region and joined in with renewing my promise. I started my day on Sunday with Girlguiding Jersey, something I could not have done without the power of zoom.

Andrea and I were really pleased to be able to send each unit a postcard this year and share World Thinking Day wishes with you all. Thinking day also gave us the opportunity to launch our 50th Birthday ship badge which our counties all helped us share with you on social media, we hope you like it! The badge celebrates the whole region turning 50 and includes all the counties as well.  Have you started the Buzz About Anglia challenge yet?  We have just launched the Bee New and Creative theme with more ideas for you to take part in. Please make sure you send in your photographs, as I would love to see what you have been up to so far.

We had the news this week from the Prime Minister, explaining the timeline for the relaxation of restrictions.  Please be patient, we will get the guidance we need to enable us to meet safely as soon as it’s available. Don’t forget your risk assessments will need completing and these will need to include the new guidance, when we have this, (so please don’t complete now) and sent to your local commissioner to approve. We are several weeks away from this taking place so once again I say, please be patient and check the website for updates.  I know that we all are looking forward to seeing our girls however we just need to be mindful that this could take a few more weeks yet, and I’m sure it will be limited numbers and in an outdoor space to start with.

March will soon be here and with-it International Women’s Day. Who is your inspirational woman? This could be a member of your family, someone from the TV world, an author, a scientist, or perhaps someone from within Girlguiding? I always think of that group of girls who went to the Scouting rally wanting something for the girls!  And look where we are today all those years later, offering great opportunities, challenges, and adventure, and of course fun and friendship.

Take care, Stay safe and Keep Smiling.

Tracy