One of our Lodge management committee was able to get a friend to take an aerial view of the Lodge…
Girls of 14+ can become Young Leaders, helping with the various units, or they can join a Ranger unit or both! After they are 18 they can join the new section for younger adults between the ages of 18 and 30.
Safari Rangers started up again in January 2017 meeting every other week with half-a-dozen girls. Although attendance has been a bit erratic, mainly due to school commitments, they have stayed enthusiastic and we look forward to new girls starting in September. Over the two terms the girls have enjoyed a variety of crafts and activities indoors and outdoors.
Some of the girls attended the County Strawberry Jam camp in September and over half-term we had a Disney themed residential at Creekview Lodge. Future plans include a theme park and also hopefully going to the Essex Jamboree in 2020!
Young Leaders are 14-18 years old and they work with a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit. They can work for the Young Leader qualification. Places for YLs are always in demand as this is an opportunity for young women to put something back into Girlguiding whilst developing new leadership skills and gaining in confidence. They are an important link between the girls and the adults, as well as (hopefully) becoming the leaders of the future. Young Leaders help organise games, asssist with crafts, help tidy up, and generally give assistance in the unit. Girls can count this towards community service as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award.
There is more information about the senior section on the Girlguiding website.