I gained my Adult Leadership Qualification once I'd turned 18. I'd spent 4 happy years as a Girl Guide at a brilliant unit on the South East coast and went on to become a Young Leader and eventually a qualified Assistant Leader. I've been a Leader now for 8 years and feel like I'm really growing into it, taking on new challenges and learning new things.
I also took it upon myself to achieve my Camp and Holiday Licence two years ago, and now to top it all off I have decided to start my Queens Guide Qualification with only 22 months to complete it in. (Expect some interesting articles as I take on that challenge).
The leadership team I am part of is great, we are like a little family, coming from various walks of life with a huge range of skills. But that's what makes a great leadership team right?
As I say I thoroughly enjoy what I do with each new Guide comes a new challenge. Each one has their own personality, their own level of abilities and their own vocal range - some incredibly higher than others. . . Each new lot bring a new phase to the unit and we are currently going through the One Direction and JLS phase at the moment. At every opportunity there will be I <3 Harry Styles or I <3 JLS scrawled across a craft, even if we are doing something unrelated, like traditional Indian hanging decorations...
I hope you enjoy this little insight into the world of a Guide Unit and its team, however no real names will ever be used and my name is not Doris Smith but that's all part of the fun and mystery :)