Local Guides play part in AGM

Three Montrose Guides gave an illustrated talk on their aventures to International Camps, from left - Heidi Grewar and Fiona Spence, who both travelled to Warsaw ;and Rachel Lorimer who was at Munich.'Photos on Liocation
Three Montrose Guides gave an illustrated talk on their aventures to International Camps, from left - Heidi Grewar and Fiona Spence, who both travelled to Warsaw ;and Rachel Lorimer who was at Munich.'Photos on Liocation

Girlguiding Angus held its Annual Meeting at Eassie & Nevay Hall, Balkeerie.

The meeting was well attended by Guiders, supporters and invited guests, including Provost Helen Oswald and the Scottish Chief Guide Sue Walker.

County Commissioner Fiona Dalziel reported on 2012 which had been “another amazing year for Guiding in the County”.

She outlined what made Guiding special, and said: “We are for all girls – whatever their background – and circumstances we offer them fun, exciting activities and a chance to make lifelong friends.

“We give girls their own space – where girls can really be themselves with other girls and share the experience of growing up as a girl in today’s world. We know from our research that being ‘girl-only’ is one of the things our young members value most about guiding.

“We give girls a voice – we give them the confidence, skills and information to make informed decisions. We show them how to speak out and take positive action to improve their lives and those of others.

“We change as the lives of girls change – we are relevant because we listen to the girls and constantly evolve and adapt what we offer to them without losing what makes Guiding unique.”

A superb slideshow highlighted the many activities which had taken place including camps, raft races, climbing, gorge walking, swimming, dancing, rugby, zumba, parties, craft activities and lots more.

Young Guider Fiona Spence, Montrose, assisted by Heidi Dewar and Rachel Lorimer, gave an insight into their international trips to Poland and Germany. Their stories and slides showed the great fun, new activities and experiences they had and told of the friendships they made

The girls had all visited concentration camps, and spoke of the impact these visits had on them.

Long Service awards and Thank-you brooches were presented by Sue Walker, Scottish Chief Commissioner, who thanked everyone for all they were doing for the girls .

She noted that in the last year, Guiding in Angus had grown, with the opening of new units around the County and increased membership.

She noted that in Angus, it was not just the girls who had fun but also the Guiders – the Guiders enjoyed great friendships and fun activities, and it was this which made Guiders continue to volunteer and give the girls such fantastic opportunities.

The meeting was rounded off with some songs and a supper provided by Kirriemuir Friends of Guiding.

If you are interested in finding out more about Girlguiding Angus, visit their website on www.girlguidingangus.org.uk or telephone the County Office on 01307 461090.

Three Montrose Guides gave an illustrated talk on International Camps, from left – Heidi Grewar and Fiona Spence, who travelled to Warsaw; and Rachel Lorimer, who was at Munich.

Photos on Location, Forfar.