You may know I’m a Guide & Ranger leader. You may not know I’m a member of the Trefoil Guild. That’s “Guiding for Adults”, although I usually describe it as “Brownies for grown-ups”. The Trefoil have meetings, do what they like and have no unit leader responsibilities. All the fun, none of the hassle. However,… More I finished my Bronze Voyage Award!
There we are in the blistering heat, a marquee up behind us. It’s taken us three or four attempts to figure out what shape the frame should be but it’s up. There’s me, most experienced camper of the lot and severely emetophobic First Aider. There’s Pixie, inexperienced camper doing her assessed camp for her camp… More Alice in Wonderland 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
You’ll never guess what – I’m officially a certified Archery GB instructor. I did it through Girlguiding, who ran an adults-only camp at Foxlease, their Training and Activity Centre in the New Forest. It’s called Try, Inspire, Qualify and the idea is to try a selection of outdoors activities, be inspired by some workshops and… More Archery GB Instructor Award
Our local Guide district runs a volunteer shop, which manages to make a profit and every year, we put that profit back into the district by funding a day out. Usually it pays for a coach for a day trip somewhere – coaches being obscenely expensive but this year we put it towards an activity day… More District Activity Day