Surprising Alison

News / November 20th, 2022

Thank you Celebration for our outgoing County Commissioner

Last weekend volunteers from across the county met to surprise Alison with a party to say thank you as she ends her term as our county commissioner.  It was a lovely afternoon with food and soft drinks and lots of chatter.  

Thank you Alison for all your hard work on our behalf over the last five years!


Buffet and presentsAlison Opening presents


People chattingPeople chatting

During her tenure Alison helped the county navigate through many changes and challenges for example:

  • the introduction of mandatory safeguarding training and a new learning platform
  • growing GDPR requirements
  • starting to accept 4-year-old Rainbows
  • Senior Section becoming Rangers
  • two Chief Guides (and sadly, two monarchs)
  • changing our programme
  • celebrating 100 years of women having the vote in the UK
  • the Inspire offer coming into being
  • starting going to the cinema!
  • having lots of different forms, policies, and procedures
  • our Young Leaders and Rangers getting new polos and Rainbows and Brownies having new leggings
  • our magazine going digital
  • changes to roles and role descriptions
  • implementing a parent portal for GO
  • banks causing issues by starting to charge us
  • increasing our efforts to be more inclusive
  • launching a long-awaited new website for the county
  • changing the provider for our county emails
  • having a leveret!
  • keeping guiding alive through COVID by
      • meeting online – with girls and adults
      • having virtual challenges and sleepovers
      • having adventures at home
      • supporting each other
      • training online
      • meeting outside
      • wearing masks and keeping our distance
      • online Bingo for volunteers
      • answering lots of questions!