By Jean Cross
Guiding Memories by Lin Williams
I was a member of Brownies and Guides from 1957 to 1964 first with the 1st Little Heath Brownie Pack then the 1st Little Heath Guide Company. The Guide Leader was Mrs. Stockley and we met in Little Heath Church Hall.
We did a lot of badgework. When I took my Cook badge I had to go to Southgate for the test (had to bring a bowl of custard home on the bus!)
I went to the Scout Jamboree at Sutton Coldfield in 1957.
The District held Brownie Revels in Trent Park.
We went to Northaw on Pack Holiday.
I became a Guide Leader to 6th Hatfield Company in 1981 (warranted 1982), unfortunately the company closed in 1990.
I gained my First Aid certificate in 1986 together with my Campers Licence, going on several camps including Scougui 2 at Ardingley – when the theme for the camp was Islands. Hatfield District was Vanuatu and I made my costume (a sarong) from the curtains taken from our tent!
My 10 year service was awarded in 1992.