I have been involved in guiding for over 60 years, starting as a guide at 10, then a ranger, brownie guider, district secretary, district, division and county commissioner. I am very proud to hold the Queen’s Guide Award and to have attended the 1957 World Camp in Windsor Great Park representing our county (South East Lancashire as it was then).

I am a retired teacher with 3 sons, 1 daughter and 9 grandchildren. I am pleased to say that in my family there are 2 brownie leaders, 2 rainbow leaders and 1 young leader, 1 guide and 1 brownie all involved in local guiding as well as myself. So as you would expect guiding plays a big part in our lives.