I’m Vicky (Cloudy), unit Leader; I’ve been a volunteer with Girlguiding since the age of 14 having been a youth member before then. I took on the unit in 2013 after the previous Leader moved away from the area. Since then I’ve had an absolute blast. I love running the unit and providing opportunities for the girls. In my day job I work in central London for a national charity, this makes it very difficult to answer my mobile, but leave a message or send a text and I’ll come back to you.
Our Leader in Training is Ellie (Butterfly). Ellie has been with the unit since she was a Guide and volunteered as part of the Guide programme. It’s exciting to have so many Leaders who want to give back to the organisation that gave then so much.
Meet Mala (Ladybird). Mala is also in training to become a leader and would one day like to run her own unit. Mala is a budding artist, and is currently showcasing in Bexleyheath.
Next we have Lorraine (Caterpillar). Lorraine owns the Movie Shack and is also completing her leadership qualification.
Our last over 18 is Alyson (Sunshine). Alyson is Vicky’s mum and has been roped in to help more and more often. A retired teacher, Alyson keeps herself busy with visits to English Heritage sites and knitting little goodies too.
As well as our 18+ volunteers we have five Guide Helpers too, who without them, we’d really struggle to give every girl our support.