2016 has certainly been a negative year in many senses and in a lot of ways I am grateful to Guiding for keeping me sane throughout a lot of the year. While I look back on 2016 with a lot of pain in the knowledge of people lost and bad political decisions and know that there are many things even in Guiding that I meant to do that did not come to fruition, there are many great things that did.
Finish my Adult Leadership Qualification.
This year was the year that I was finally able to say that I am a Brownie Leader, rather than a leader in training. It has been a long time coming, I have been with Brownies for four years now and a lot of bumps along the way have prevented me from finishing earlier, finally this year, with a trip to another city for a safeguarding session, I finally had everything signed off.
This is definitely the biggest and most important thing to have happened this year within Guiding. I have done everything from modules 1-4, meaning that in theory, I could run my own pack. I don’t in any way feel ready to but the knowledge that I could is amazing to hold on to.
Although I have no received my badged, nor have I even got a record book to write things into, I have done a lot of work on my Look Wider octants. I have been posting on here the write ups on the things I have been doing, I turned 24 this year, so I am running out of time to finish Look Wider, so I’m a little close to desperation in getting this done.
Creativity Octant, complete. This was always going to be the first thing I worked out when I started, creativity is my thing. It was an exciting opportunity to try new things and continue others. Many other octants only need one or two things added to them.
At the moment, the printed out version of my notes is with Tracey, my Senior Section Leader and I am hoping to get them back in the new year, in order to continue and receIve a log-book and the badge.
Update my blog with all Brownie events
There is perhaps one or two more blog posts I need to make regarding things we have done, but for the most part, I have successfully kept this blog up to date with things that I have done with my Brownies over the course of 2016, which is great to be able to look back over.