Girlguiding LaSER Champions are outstanding members from our Region who are involved in regular guiding and are our best ambassadors for all the amazing things we do in Girlguiding LaSER! Girlguiding LaSER Champions are the campaigning arm of our Region and they play an important role in promoting the four key messages of Girlguiding. Alongside being brilliant role-models they create, plan and deliver campaigns about issues they feel passionate about and represent Girlguiding LaSER at events across the Region.
We have up to 20 Girlguiding LaSER Champions, aged 16-26 who spend two years in post.
In 2016 the Girlguiding LaSER Champions are working on two campaigns: Keep Safe, which focusses on internet safety for younger members and #Take10 which explores how young people can look after their mental wellbeing. Get your hands on the Keep Safe resource pack by clicking on the button below. More details regarding the #Take10 campaign will be released soon.
Find out more about the role by clicking here.
Who are our Girlguiding LaSER Champions?
First row: Lindsay Dewar from Girlguiding Greater London Kent County, Maria Fernandes from Girlguiding Greater London West County, Eve Woodman from Girlguiding Middlesex North West County, Priya Singh from Girlguiding Greater London West County, Cassie Galpin from Girlguiding Sussex East/Middlesex North West County Megan Leigh from Surrey East County.
Second row: Laura Gomme from Girlguiding Middlesex South West County, Emma Goodson from Girlguiding London Over the Border County, Katie Jones from Girlguiding Surrey West County, Kimberley Mulcahy from Girlguiding Kent East County, Caitlin McDonagh from Girlguiding Middlesex South West County.
Others (Picture not shown): Anwulika Elliot from Girlguiding Middlesex North West County, Bethany Williams from Girlguiding Kent West County, Charity Nicholls from Girlguiding Surrey East County, Becky Jones from Girlguiding London South East County, Larissa Kennedy from Girlguiding Croydon County and Hannah McCready from Girlguiding Sussex West County. and Larissa Kennedy from Croydon County.
Girlguiding LaSER Champions Campaigns
This is the perfect opportunity to bring online safety into unit setting, with games, group discussions and fun activities. Plus once you complete the activities you can order a badge!
You don’t need to access the internet at your meeting place to take part in the activities in Keep Safe.
#Take10 is a collection of activities created by the Girlguiding LaSER Champions to help support other 14-26 year olds through stressful times. It encourages members to take short ten minute breaks when there might be the temptation to keep working.
Packed full of activities such as a doodle page, simple exercise ideas, mug cake recipes, inspiration page and many more, get exam ready and download your copy today!
There are 100 printed copies of #Take10 available for The Senior Section members, please register your interest here.
Girlguiding LaSER Champion blog
Why should you vote in 2017’s general election, the Girlguiding LaSER Champions share their thoughts
- Becky Jones, from Girlguiding London South East County shares with us why she will be voting in her first general election and why you should too:
I voted in the EU Referendum last June, as well as for Mayor of London, but this will be the first General Election that I have voted in. Personally, I feel that it is important to vote as historically the suffragettes took active measures to get their voices heard. Read more here..
- Caitlin McDonagh, from Girlguiding Middlesex South West County, explains why it’s important this election to use your voice and vote on June 8:
Why should I vote? It’s a big question! Whether this is the first, second or tenth time you are able to vote, you have a vote and should use it wisely. Read more here…
What do our Girlguiding LaSER Champions have to say?
“I enjoy being able to contribute to and support campaigns, because I want everyone to achieve their potential, and campaigns such as ‘Keep Safe’ will help them stay safe while they develop their skills and experience.” (Maria Fernandes from Girlguiding Greater London West County)
“As a Girlguiding LaSER Champion I have the opportunity to make sure the voice of young members within the region is heard within the region and through our soon to be launched campaigns I hope this will be even more possible! Being part of the Girlguiding LaSER Champions is great for me personally as I have developed my public speaking skills as well made friends both within and outside of Guiding.” (Cassie Galpin from Girlguiding Sussex East/Middlesex North West County)
“I have enjoyed being part of a group who support each other, who have allowed myself to grow and develop into someone far more confident than the young woman who started a year and half ago. I continue to be a part of Girlguiding LaSER Champions as I am interested to see where our campaigns take us and the difference that our voices can make, no matter how small. It’s awesome.” (Eve Woodman from Girlguiding Middlesex North West County