Hi, my name is Ashleigh. I am a 20 year old Leader who has just taken over my own Rainbow Unit. I have been volunteering for Girl Guiding since December 2013 and gained my full leadership in July 2014. Since then I have been a secondary leader for my local Brownie Unit.

I have loved doing badges with the girls, going on trips and adventures and playing games, but I always thought that Brownies would be the perfect age for me, not to young and not to old. So when I was asked to help run a Rainbow Unit for a short period of time while other leaders were unavailable, I was a little reluctant to say yes. But I couldn’t let a Rainbow unit close so I took the chance.

6 months later, I fell in love and I was asked if I would like to take it over as my own as the other leader was going to help the Brownie Unit that runs at the same time as us. So now I run a Rainbow Unit and help run a Brownie Unit on two nights of the week. It keeps me busy and takes a lot of planning, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.