We Are A Movement That Wont Be Slowed

London, 1909: If you were a woman you were not allowed to vote. You were not allowed to graduate from Oxford – although you could attend lectures. You could earn £12 a year as a maid, if you were lucky to get that work (about £1,310.74 in todays currency). Your life expectancy was 55 years old.   You didn’t really have a voice. If you … Continue reading We Are A Movement That Wont Be Slowed

4 Things I Have Learnt In My First 30 Hours At Pax Lodge

Girl Guiding/Scouting is awesome. Knowing that the people you are interacting with have that connection, that one, important thing in common, means that it is an instant balm to any anxiety a slightly (or, in my case, incredibly) introverted person may have. It’s been easy enough for me to feel at home and comfortable here – and although my exhaustion levels (thanks Jt Lag!) are … Continue reading 4 Things I Have Learnt In My First 30 Hours At Pax Lodge

Is Guiding Still Relevant Today?

In the news today, and on the radio, a question has been pulled into the spotlight “Is Guides and Scouts Relevant Today?”. It surprises me that this question is even something open for discussion – and makes me think how sad it is that there are people out there who have such little contact with our movements to not realise the undeniable good we do … Continue reading Is Guiding Still Relevant Today?