County Commissioner's Corner

Spring 2017  

Spring 2017

We have had a busy year across the County, with the Brownie holiday just outside Brussels last June, a great weekend with lots of fun and activities around the theme of Brazil, South America and the Olympics. We then had the first County Camp for many years. Despite the rain, the girls had a great weekend particularly going shopping and cooking what they had bought on open fires. More recently the Rainbows had a joint party across the internet, sharing songs and games. They all enjoyed being able to see other Rainbows from across the County.

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Winter 2016  

Winter 2016

Today was the annual Brussels & Waterloo girlguiding and scout Carol Service, a lovely event to start off the festivities. The Guides and Rangers spoke clearly doing their reading and the Brownies and Rainbows all sang their carols wonderfully – well aided by their leaders. This year, the young people donated games and a collection was taken for a Brussels asylum seekers centre.

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Emma Nalson  

Summer 2016

As the academic year comes to a close, many units and districts will be saying farewell to girls and leaders, the nature of our County being that many families move regularly and new members arrive in the Autumn. In my opinion our ability to embrace change and be so welcoming is one of the best things about Guiding in our area.

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Emma Nalson  

Spring 2016

We have recently held our annual Leaders County Training in Luxemburg, a busy weekend, but rewarding and informative for everyone who attended. My personal congratulations to the leaders who received Good Service and Long Service Awards, our leaders do a great job on a weekly basis and it is pleasing to be able to reward them in this way.

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Emma Nalson  

February 2016

Happy New Year to everyone!

2016 is the centenary of the Senior section and I am looking forward to hearing about the plans of our units across the County. We also have a County Guide Camp and a County Brownie holiday planned so with local events as well I am sure there will be lots going on this year.

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Emma Nalson  

October 2015

Hello Everyone

Firstly an introduction as I have taken over the role of County Commissioner from Anne this month. I am Emma Nalson from Brussels & Waterloo District. Whilst I have mainly been a Guide Guider, I have also been involved with all sections at some time. Before coming to Brussels 13 years ago I was a guider in Nottingham, Cambridge and Leicester.

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Anne Allman  

March 2015

Hello everyone,

Welcome to our brand new website; We are delighted to share this with you all and hope that you will find it to be interesting and informative. If you have any suggestions for its content please route them in the first instance via your local District or Independent Unit contact. We will be delighted to hear from you.

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Anne Allman  

December 2014

2014 is drawing to a close, and what a year it has been for Benelux and France County.

Our girls, young women, leaders and helpers have all had wonderful opportunities to try new things and to build on things that we love and know thanks to your inspiration, encouragement and tireless enthusiasm.

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Diane Thomas  

October 2013

We are so pleased to see spring arrive around the county and this change in climate leads our leaders to shake the winter dust off camping equipment as they prepare for the numerous camps, pack holidays and sleepovers which have been planned all around the county from The Hague in the north to Toulouse in the south...

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