Celebrated 100 years of Fintona Guides today (1917-2017). ☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘ My beautiful grandma in the middle, as a Guide Leader in her day :) My mum was Guide too. And here I am today, following in their footsteps (although grandma dressed way sharper than me! :) with a wonderful group of Guides.
Over a million women world-wide have been or are still a Girl Guide. We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong line of females in our history. It was actually 500 girls that came to Crystal palace in London in 1909 and demanded to be included in the Scout movement, against protest by BP and the boys, to be a part of the adventure. Thats where Guides has come from. Without those girls, we wouldn’t be here today. And the adventure continues today, with the gorgeous Fintona Guides. This year we have completed tons of activities. To name a few, we have explored the outdoors, learnt about leadership, first aid, female inventors, told stories, acted, danced and dressed up, crafted sock bunnies and Mother’s day bags, painted, cooked feasts, (and cleaned up), discovered ways to budget and save, and gone back in time with Guides.
A quote from Robert Baden-Powell, “Girl Guides have a unique distinction, in that they founded themselves.” Girl Guides arose from a need – for initiative, autonomy, awareness and self-respect and motivation. They say, once a girl Guide, always a Girl Guide
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