I have been in guiding for very many years, since I became a Guide in Canada when I was eleven.
I was very proud of being County Commissioner of Norfolk, particularly as it was during the time of the Centenary of Girlguiding, the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics.
One of my favourite aspects of guiding has been doing international trips. One of the most memorable was leading the trip for Anglia where three of us took nine girls to Sangam and then the Golden Triangle in India. This has to be a true highlight of a lifetime, but there are many stories to tell of every trip!
Also bringing history to life in Norfolk, from the first 1940s camps in 2007 to V for Virtual to celebrate VE75 Day in 2021, has created amazing opportunities for so many members. As part of this we have built the Archive Resource Centre (the ARC) in Coltishall, a unique purpose-built store for thousands of treasures of guiding. My role as County Archivist helps me live my passion.