Back to memories then. So this one is from Manchester/Ireland FSY 2017 which is the session I was a counsellor on this year.
It’s from Orientation on the first day where the cousellors get on stage and dance to get the youth excited for the week ahead. This is me and the other counsellors doing the EFY dance to Vengabus by Vengaboys which was the second dance of Orientation.
This was originally more of a doodle initially hence the pencil sketch, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
Apologies for the delay in drawing. My Grandma passed away just over a month ago so I didn’t really feel like drawing.
Anyway, one of the most important things in my life is Girlguiding, and this time around, I drew a couple of memories from my experiences as a leader there.
The first picture was several years ago when I was a young leader. We had a waternight one summer which naturally lead to a waterfight. I noticed the leader in charge had not gotten wet, so I cornered her, and the guides threw water all over the two of us.
The second picture was set more recently. When I was on placement, I had very limited opportunity to go to my Guide unit at home, but in June, for the first time in almost a year, I was able to go. We did a wide game in the woods based on the Queen’s 90th birthday, where the guides had to rescue the Queen’s corgis and their food without being caught by the leaders. It was an amazing evening and there was a lot of running from both guides and leaders alike.
So recently I went to Switzerland with the Girlguides where we visited Our Chalet, the world guiding centre amongst other places in the area around Adelboden and on the way home we had a day in Disneyland Paris. I finally recieved my ALQ there, and it was my first trip abroad and we had an absolutely AMAZING time. It was seriously stunning and the trip was made even better by our two amazing bus drivers who were very entertaining. They were always up beat and we were very happy to have them come with us.
This is just a quick shoutout to Kev and Peter from Abbotts of Leeming who did such a great job. We gave these to them on the way back from Disneyland which I drew in the chalet we were staying in, but coloured on the bus journey and then the Guides, Rangers and Leaders all signed their names.
Apologies for the quality of picture. They were taken on a moving bus in limited light so are a bit blurry and since we gave them as gifts, I can’t scan them. Also, for safeguarding, I have had to blur the names of the girls, hence the smudges around the outside.
I am a Brownie Leader when I’m not at Uni, and last time we were doing an enrollment, the other Leader just had a printed copy from the internet, so over Easter, I made them an illustrate book of the Brownie Story. Do not copy without permission: