Guiding Friendships

>>  Saturday, July 11, 2009

Build long bridges Brownies. Build strong bridges Guides.
With arches of bright laughter, with beams and smiles besides
With chains of loving kindness, with girders of true aid,
Build these bridges, Girl Guides and let them well be made!
For bridges are much needed in a world that's big and wide
And there's no one like a Brownie and there's no one like a Guide
To span the gulf of loneliness with a word or two of cheer,
And a handshake that says plainly, "You've got a sister standing there."
There's a bridge that leads to beauty and a bridge that leads to truth,
And it's a Girl Guide's sacred duty to build them in her youth.
The world will be fairer, for those bridges beneath the sun,
For Happiness will use them, reaching out to everyone.

I think this poem sums up the friendships that are made whilst we are Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Young Leaders. Leaders and Trefoil.

The connection made is never broken; it doesn't matter if you left Guides early, you are still welcome to be an Adult member. It doesn't even matter if you've never ever been a part of Guiding before you can still join Trefoil and have a ball. You can even just be a mummy helper for a short while and benefit from the experience.

Guiding is always there to welcome you back or welcome you in with open arms at any age. What a wonderful bunch of people to share such fun with.

2 comments :

Wife not Lodger 10:51 am  

Just starting as a Rainbows Leader in September, what lovely timing this post has! Inspirational! Thanks

Kelloggsville 4:36 pm  

Rainbows are cute, I like to help out every so often at our pack. Have a great time, and if you have the time, try to get involved with district events and meet leaders outside of the group you are in, it is a great way to meet people and make friends.

Girls in the Lead!

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