This Guiding Life

>>  Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This week's Gallery is 'something I am proud of'.  A hard one for me, I generally have always failed to meet the standard I would like to achieve in sport, academia and life in general! 

But I do have 20-odd years of voluntary time, effort, money, tears, sweat, occasionally blood and even eyebrows given to Guiding.

Many people have no idea of the sense of fulfillment giving time brings.

So whilst I am proud of what I have given, I am mostly proud of what Guiding stands for:
GirlGuiding UK enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to
make a difference to the world.
If the girls knew they were coming for that - they wouldn't come! But that is exactly what keeps me turning up week after week.

And I live my life by this:

A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely.
A Guide faces challenges and learns from her experience.
A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides.
A Guide is polite and considerate.
A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world
around her.
Although I'm rather happy I don't have to live by the 1926 version. I know I would fail completely to smile and sings under all difficulties, and purity has never been my strongest asset:

A Guide’s honour is to be trusted
A Guide is loyal to the King and her
Guiders, and to her parents, her country and her employers or employees.
A Guide’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
A Guide is a friend to all,
and a sister to every other Guide, no matter what social
class the other belongs.
A Guide is courteous.
A Guide is a friend to animals.
A Guide obeys orders of her parents, patrol leader or
Captain, without question.
A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.
A Guide is thrifty.
A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.
PS: Brown Owl (I know you are reading)...I will also not obey without question!!!!!!!!!!!


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