>> Sunday, July 08, 2012
"Sharing a commitment to a common standard" is one of Guiding's Five Essentials.
Just recently I have been to a lot of cross sectional/cross district/cross division events. To the unintiated, this means girls of all ages from different units all getting together at the same thing.
Growing Guiding means we can do more of the good stuff. That's not cheering torches, or Royal Family, it's not making crafts, playing games, sleepovers at space centres or pond dipping on pack holiday. No, the good stuff is teaching our girls how to be great citizens, upstanding people, honest, caring, hard working (the people that are going to pay for your pension, not drain it!). Oh by the way, we teach them that very skillfully by cheering torches and Royal Family, making crafts, playing games.....!
If you are thinking of interviewing people anytime soon you'd do well to take note of any Guiding commitment. Women with this background can move mountains.
Oh yes, sorry, I forget to mention we saw the Olympic Torch. The Olympic Athletes also share a common commitment and the rest of us get swept into the good feeling it generates. I rather like it.