County commissioner representative trustee
I joined Brownies at the age of 7. When I grow up and become sensible/mature/adult/don’t enjoy guiding, then apparently I have to leave!
I remember my Brown Owl showing us her serge underskirts to keep warm. I also remember not being able to ‘fly up’ to Guides as I had not gained enough badges. So I made very sure that I did everything possible in Guides to get my Queen’s Guide award. This included many wonderful camps and holidays (don’t tell Captain we climbed out of the dormitory window to go on a midnight walk!)
I went on my first overseas trip with Rangers to Our Chalet and caught a serious travel bug which I have to this day…
I thought I was leaving guiding when I married, but found myself offering to help with badge testing and occasionally helping a new leader close to my new home. 40+ years I am still with the same unit!
I’ve held a variety of roles within guiding commissioner. Adviser, trainer and recently chairing programme and adventure team. This is as well as being a leader with Guides, Rangers and now Rainbows.
Why did I agree to take on the job? Simple – I feel privileged to be part of the P&A team. The joy of watching our young members having such fun across such a range of activities must be one of the best jobs in the whole of WAGGGS!