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Blog / September 22nd, 2021

Deputy Chief Commissioner’s blog

Hi Everyone

Welcome to this month’s edition of Signpost.  The days are getting shorter and its beginning to feel autumnal, as the seasons change so do the activities and opportunities we offer our members.  I don’t know about you, but it’s been lovely to get back to unit meetings, seeing our young members face to face and feel that buzz of excitement a new term brings.

One of the first activities the Brownie unit I volunteer with did was to make a birthday card to celebrate Anglia’s 50th Birthday and take part in the Region wide birthday card swap, where units send and receive a birthday card, as part of the Amazzzing Anglia Birthday.

It has been a delight to be able to start visiting events around the Region again after so many have had to be cancelled or postponed over the last 18 months.  A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the Shuttleworth Quest. A brilliant collaboration between Shuttleworth and Girlguiding Bedfordshire.  The Quest is set around the different aspects of the Shuttleworth Collection and suitable for all ages, I would encourage anyone who can to pay a visit.

I also had the pleasure of attending Girlguiding Buckinghamshire’s Thanks and Recognition Dinner.  An opportunity to meet with volunteers from across Buckinghamshire, share stories and thank them for all they do to provide wonderful opportunities for our younger members.  I was particularly interested to hear from a couple of members of Inspire, their local group is going from strength to strength and have organized all sorts of events both virtual and face to face.  If you want to find out more about Inspire in your local area contact your County Champion.

Tracy and I are both looking forward to meeting adult volunteers and young members around the Region in the coming months.

Whatever your plans for this autumn have fun!

Andrea Oughton

Deputy Chief Commissioner