It all begins!

LR- Amy W, Lauren, Sacha, Vicky, Amy B, Roxy

Welcome to GOLD Estonia 2017!

 I’m Lauren, and with my fellow Estonia team members we will be keeping you updated throughout the year as to our progress in our project for Guiding in Estonia with the Eesti GaIdide Liit. Our team is now firmly on track following our first briefing. 

Testing the Great Outdoors!
This weekend just passed, Amy B, Amy W, Lauren, Roxy, Sacha and Vicky all met formally for our first planning and training sessions at Tolmers’ Scout camp in Hertfordshire. Following on from the fun and adventures of our selection weekend in Wales, and along with the others selected for projects this year, we were able to settle down as a team and start to work towards our goals for the coming months. Somewhat fortunately, this was without the distraction of unexpected late night events and the trail of rain and mud that encompassed our selection process!

Practising tricky communication
The six of us have been hand picked to work together based on our previous skills and life experience as well as our personalities and team skills working together.  Needless to say after 48 hours of each others company we have firmly established our team spirit, and are all eagerly anticipating the next 6 months working together before departing for Estonia. Throughout our weekend, and accompanied by constant snacks and numerous cups of tea, we have covered the basic grounding and the structure of what we will need to start planning for over the coming few months.  Our project this year is with the aim of building up Guiding in Estonia, a country that has such a small number of members presently and needs assistance in recruiting and maintaining members and volunteers as well as growing the confidence of members and their delivery of Guiding to others.

We will be headed to Estonia in the middle of September 2017 and have some set goals to work towards.   As well as consuming a LOT of biscuits, we were able to decide between ourselves our places and roles within the team and in true Girlguiding style, have designed a badge to compliment our mission which will be available to order in just a few weeks time.
In between all of the serious planning and presentations relevant to our trip, we also had time for a rainbow themed party. This added a light hearted note to the depth of the weekend and gave us the chance to unleash our creative side with some party games, all in aid of celebrating the 30th Birthday of the Rainbow section of Guiding. 

Rainbow party fun

Over the coming weeks, we will keep you all updated on our plans and the steps we’re talking towards our trip.  If you want to get in touch, we are available at –


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