Guiding and Scouting
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Were you or are you a member of the Scouting or Guiding movement begun by Lord Baden Powell early in the 1900’s? Well, today celebrates the 70th year of his death in Kenya in 1941.
I began as a Brownie, then Guide where I earned the highest award – Queen’s Guide. I also ran Brownies then Guides then Rangers. I represented Australia twice in overseas camps in Fiji and Hong Kong. As an amateur radio operator, I also helped run the annual Jamboree on the air held each October.
I most enjoyed those camps where I stayed up all night talking on the radio to other operators around the world.
What did or do you enjoy about being in an organization like the Scouts or Guides?
Your camp blanket brought back many happy memories of Guide Camps. Our Guide Leader was so progressive, we camped with Scouts, competing & winning the gold for best wooden ‘washing up station’ & shoe rack. I could probably whip one up now (25 yrs later!!) pass me some rope!
I ADORED being a brownie, guide and ranger! Best memories where the camp sessions – still remember all my knotting skills and am positive it all stood me in good stead for numerous activities in life!
Yo ho ho a guiding life for me!