Women in Scouting are nothing new: we’ve always had female Leaders and now Scouting is fully mixed. International Women’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate girls and women currently in Scouting.
International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. It celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future.
Girls first joined the Scout Movement in 1976 as Venture Scouts, the Section which previously catered for 15-20 year olds. In 1991 UK Scouting became fully mixed, and on 1 January 2007 it became compulsory for all Groups to ensure provisions were in place to accept girls into all Sections.
Here is what some of our amazing female volunteers have said about being invovled with Scouting, here in Blackpool.
"It has given me the confidence to grow as a person and to try new things, which then enables me to encourage our young people to do the same".
Being a leader allows me to give something back to the community and it’s a great feeling seeing the young people grow and send their own children to the movement and to help develop their life skills too".
History of Girls in Scouting
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