In the spring Kerrie from 1st Rangers received a Jack Petchey award and in the summer it was the turn…
The Senior Section is for girls and young women from 14-26 years old. They can become Young Leaders, helping with the various units, or they can join a Ranger unit or both! After they are 18 they may qualify to become Young Adult Leaders but they would still be part of the Senior Section.
The Ranger group 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 were looking forward to attending the County Strawberry Jam camp in September and have been talking about a trip to Disneyland in Paris!
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.