Promise ceremonies: then and now

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Here I am, in July 1996, near enough twenty years ago, all white-blonde hair and cut-off denim shorts and big saffron neckerchief, making my Promise as a Guide.

Bear, the leader in that photo, is still a leader at the same unit and also now District Commissioner and the shy tongue-tied child is inches away from finishing her own Guide Leadership Qualification, having already achieved it with Senior Section and Brownies.

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And here I am eighteen months ago, an adult leader making Promises with my Rangers out on the heath one summer’s evening.

How we grow up.