I was a Guide as a girl and then became a Guide Leader.
On this day 22nd February we lit a candle and thought about all the Guides and Scouts from all over the world. This date was chosen as it was the birth date of Baden Powell who started the scouting movement and his wife who started guiding
I loved it and was very disappointed when my daughter said she didn't.. She wasn't in the company I ran, so I said she could try my company but she wasn't to call me 'mum' but always 'Captain' and she did, except one night after she had been with me for months, she inadvertently said 'mum.' The other girls were so surprised that she was my daughter and we all laughed about it. She loved everything we did especially camping, which even my younger sons came to until they were old enough to join scouts. At one point in my life Guiding was a big part of my life and my children. Sad to think that the other two Guiders who I camped with have both passed away.. but I have some very happy memories of the joy of those days and the singing round camp fires. I still remember those songs.