Behind the scenes at a national Brownie event

You pick up a lot of skills as a Guide leader. Team work, leadership skills, First Aid, various outdoors abilities, admin, improvisation, children skills, public singing – and event planning. I was involved in my biggest event yet last weekend. I’ve planned multiple district events for 50-100 people, some of them all on my own… More Behind the scenes at a national Brownie event

DofE – as an adult!

Something very exciting happened two weeks ago. My Bronze DofE badge and certificate arrived in the post! For anyone who hasn’t encountered DofE, it’s the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, done in three levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold) and stereotypically involves two to five days of walking in the rain over inhospitable territory like Dartmoor. The… More DofE – as an adult!

Robin Hood camp

Last weekend was a busy one. I spent Friday at Teddy Rocks, a music festival that started life in 2011 as a one-off gig in a pub to raise money for children’s cancer and is now a three day event in a field, headlined by Twin Atlantic, Modestep and Scouting for Girls and this year… More Robin Hood camp