Seven-year-old Zara from Abbots Langley has become the very first member of the newly formed 1st Hertfordshire Flexible Brownies.
Leader Sharon Hoy explained: “Flexible Brownies is for girls who can’t attend regular meetings in their own area and want to continue with Girlguiding.
“We offer a variety of ways to take part – via email, post, or Zoom meetings. Zara has joined in with another Brownie unit while we wait for a few more to join the Flexible Brownies.
“She has fitted in really well – you wouldn’t know that she has never met any of the girls in real life. What I loved last week, is when we did an activity where girls were asked to write positive things about each other on the screen, many wrote Zara was brave because she joined our unit not knowing anyone.’
“For World Thinking Day on February 22, Zara renewed her promise, and then we got to meet a Brownie unit from Canada! The girls chatted with each other, compared their badges and Brownie promises, as well as playing games together on Zoom.”
Zara’s mum is delighted her daughter is part of such an active unit. She will move back to a local unit in Abbots Langley when there is a space.
To find out more about flexible guiding for your daughter girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk/flexible-guiding-units