Girlguiding membership on the increase
Date published: 14 March 2012
New membership figures from Girlguiding UK reveal that the organisation grew by one member every hour in the past 12 months.
Within the county of Lancashire South East the membership stands at 3,900, a 2.7 per cent increase on last year.
To celebrate Girlguiding UK’s growth, the organisation has selected 24 ‘Guiding Lights’ – girls and women from around the UK who epitomise what guiding is today.
One of the Guiding Lights was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Young Member of the Year award for her voluntary work to promote engineering, while another started her business at 22 and was selected as one of 20 up and coming young designers.
Chief Guide Gill Slocombe said: “Guiding remains one of the only spaces where girls and young women can be adventurous, learn new skills, have their opinions heard and gain leadership skills outside of school, without feeling they have to conform to a set of narrow stereotypes."
Girlguiding UK remains biggest youth organisation in the UK
Membership increases by 24 every day, one every hour
Total membership locally stands at 953
Membership offers unrivalled experiences for girls and young women
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