Something for the girls
Last weekend marked 100 years of Girl Guiding. In 1909, at a rally at Crystal Palace, a group of brave girls approached Lord Robert Baden Powell to see if they could have something like Scouts but for the girls.
There were celebrations happening across the UK and I was really touched to be invited back to Pembrokeshire where I had once been a member of the Brownies and Guides for a total of 10 years.
I was not disappointed by the wonderful gathering that had been organised to mark the start of the Centenary year, there was a fantastic opening DVD, baloons everywhere as well as stalls displaying current activities and ones with fascinating archive material too. We were entertained by dancers and by a wonderful dialogue between 84 year old Doreen and 14 year old Holly who compared their experiences of guiding over the years.
It brought back lots of happy memories of all the trips I went on and the activities I took part in. Not only that, it reminded me how much it made me the person that I am today. I bought my first sleeping bag for a Brownie camp!
Well done to all the organisers, it was a great event and I hope you have a fantastic Centenary year.