Civic reception marks 100 years of seniors

Girlguiding on southside of Glasgow helps celebrate 100 years
Girlguiding on southside of Glasgow helps celebrate 100 years

Girls from across East Renfrewshire attended a civic reception to mark 100 years of Girlguiding’s Senior Section.

To help celebrate this milestone, East Renfrewshire’s Lord Provost Alastair Carmichael hosted a Civic reception at Eastwood House.

Provost Carmichael welcomed the girls aged 14-25 and presented each one with a small gift, as well as presenting a gift to Girlguiding East Renfrewshire.

Christine Mailley, County Commissioner for Girlguiding East Renfrewshire, said: “The Senior Section enables girls and young women aged 14 to 25 to be involved with guiding in a flexible way, with each young woman choosing her own level of commitment, from attending a Senior Section group to training as a Young Leader with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

We would like to say a big thank you to East Renfrewshire Council for helping us mark this occasion by hosting this lovely event for us.”

Jacqueline Stables (24), a Senior Section member and leader with 1st Barrhead Senior Section, said: “The event not only gave us a chance to mingle with some local politicians, but it was also fantastic to meet other Senior Section members from across East Renfewshire. Being part of the Senior Section has given me so many experiences.”

and opportunities to make friends from across the country and around the world. There really is something for everyone. As well as having lots of fun, I’ve been given the chance to build my leadership skills, voice my ideas and grow in confidence to pursue the things that I am really passionate about.”

Open to all girls and young women aged 14 to 25, The Senior Section offers a host of amazing opportunities to older girls in guiding, from international travel and adventure to leadership skills.