We know that our young members get so much out of Guiding, however we wanted to ask our Adult members “What do you get out of Guiding?” This month we asked Mar Rae, County President…
“This question took me a bit by surprise as I have never really expected my membership from Brownie to County President to give me something, rather I did things for others. However, on further reflection, I realise Guiding has given me a great deal. When I was younger, leaders helped me gain skills and to have a huge variety of adventures, including attending an international camp (in Scotland) which introduced me to the worldwide friendship of Guiding. Later the confidence, resourcefulness and life skills learned in Guiding were important through university, volunteering overseas and beginning a career. I’ve been grateful for the personal development I’ve gained from within Guiding which has been transferable to employment.
Friendships made through Guiding last a lifetime even though you may not see each other for a long time. Your Guiding friends are there for you at good and less good times. Your Guiding friends will always be ready with mad ideas, funny hats and a laugh and lots of help when you need something done.
Where else on a damp December day can you see the delight on Rainbows’ faces when they visit Santaland at South Newton and in the evening attend a Laurel Award presentation with pink sparkles?”