Facebook memories. Love them or hate them, they are useful for reminding you of what you were up to 12, 24, 36… months ago.
Most of the time I subscribe to this sentiment:
This day 3 years ago I went back to Girlguiding having left in the late 90s in my early teens. I didn’t have the best experience of Guides at that point and ballet and ballroom dancing played a big part of my social life!
So what have I achieved in the last 3 years of being back? I considered this for a while this morning over breakfast and it’s safe to say: a lot!
- I’ve completed a qualification including child protection, informal education, and health and safety
- I’ve opened my own Brownie Unit (which will be two years old this week)
- I’ve been part of the planning and implementation of two large events, one a week-long guide camp where I organised the catering for almost 500 participants
- Speaking of which, I’ve been on my first guide camp!
- I’ve supported over 50 Brownies as part of the leadership team of two units
- I’ve been breathalysed (trip to the police station – don’t worry it came back negative!), worked a fire hose, cuddled a guide dog, braved London on the train with a group of under 10s, and survived it all!
- Most importantly I’ve met and become friends with some of the strongest, most dedicated volunteers (most women) and am inspired every day by what they can, and have, achieve.