Meet the Purr Patrol

Meet our roarsome trailblazers, who are representing Girlguiding LaSER at the World Scout Jamboree, Korea 2023. We caught up with Unit 32 to find out more about the journey to Saemangeum.

It’s going to be absolutely awesome, with so many people to meet, an infinite supply of culture to learn about, a huge range of activities and some incredible memories to make!

— Heather, 1st Horsham Division Ranger Unit, Sussex Central Girlguiding County

What do you think it will be like at the World Scout Jamboree?

I think the World Scout Jamboree will be an amazing experience that will teach me lots of new skills, encourage me to try new things and experience new cultures and make lots of new friends along the way. I think that It will be like a huge camp where we cook all our own meals and meet lots of people from other countries.
Charlotte P, 5th Reigate Guide Unit, Surrey East Girlguiding County

What are you most looking forward to?

First and foremost, I can’t wait to learn as much as I can about everything: other people, cultures and even myself. As a part of this I am very excited to try the Korean cuisine which is completely different to anything served in the UK. Also, I love the outdoors, so I am really looking forward to trying as many adventure activities as possible and push myself outside of my comfort zone.
Isabel, South Wimbledon Rangers, Greater London West Girlguiding County

As I have been studying Korea in history recently, I hope we can visit some historic places in Seoul!
Matilda, 1st Findon Ranger Unit, Sussex West Girlguiding County

What fundraising ideas are you working on?

I ran a stall at a Christmas fair, completed a bake sale at my local Guiding units and offer maths tuition to local children. I have also helped to organise (with help of my Ranger Leader Gemma) ‘Badge in a Day' in the woods for Rainbows and Brownies. It was really great fun with over 30 Rainbows and Brownies attending. I hope to run a Brownie disco and sleepover and am running a 50 club with friends and family members. I have also written to the local Rotary Clubs and they have been very supportive.
Alice, Herne Bay Ranger Unit, Kent East Girlguiding County

As of now, I have raised over £1000. My Ranger Unit and I embarked on an 18 mile walk from Crystal Palace to Erith and raised money through sponsorship. I have also been using my baking abilities to my advantage and have been taking brownies orders from friends and family. I am planning on hosting a fundraising event later this year with the help of my friends.
Aishah, Bexley Ranger Unit, Greater London Kent Girlguiding County

Unit 32's Unit Badge Design

Something you want to do or try when you are in Korea?

Everything! I'm fascinated by Korean history and culture so seeing the country, meeting the local people.
Daisy, Young Leader at the 2nd Cheriton Brownie Unit, Kent East Girlguiding County

Swap a necker and make a friend!
Charlotte G, 1st Woodford Guide Unit, London Over The Border Girlguiding County

Meeting lots of new people and trying new activities.
Matilda, 1st Findon Ranger Unit, Sussex West Girlguiding County

How did you come up with your unit name and badge?

To create the badge, each of us got the opportunity to submit design ideas, and we voted on it at the meet up. There was a draw so we combined both to create an awesome design. We names ourselves Purr Patrol!
Heather, 1st Horsham Division Ranger Unit, Sussex Central Girlguiding County

What was your first Unit 32 meet up like?

My first Unit 32 meet up was very positive. I met most people in my patrol and got to have a go at Woggle-making for the first time! We were able to mix things up with a game of improvised volleyball (using a bedsheet as the parachute had gone missing!), and got to know everyone better with a round of Human Bingo. I am excited to see everyone in person again at camp very soon!
Fran, 2nd West Wickham Guide Unit, Greater London Kent County

Thanks to the Girlguiding LaSER Unit 32 participants for telling us about their exciting journey!

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