Grandmother, mum and daughters: we go to Brownies together

Girlguiding is a family affair for Grandmother Sheila, Mum Emma and girls Charlotte and Alice

I really like having my Mum and Gran as Leaders in Brownies as it’s like being at home but with all my friends having fun! – Charlotte, 8

Grandmother Sheila Regan and Mum Emma Maudsley run a Brownie group in Lancaster attended by Emma’s daughter Charlotte (age 8) – meaning there are three generations in just one group!

Emma also runs a Guide group which her older daughter Alice (age 11) attends.

Mum Emma says, 'I’ve been volunteering with Girlguiding since I was 14 and now run a Brownie group with my Mum as an Assistant Leader. We live together so it’s easy to bounce ideas for the meetings off each other. I know I can rely on her to be at every meeting and I can trust her implicitly. It’s also great to experience things like Brownie holidays and trips together.

As my daughters are both involved as a Brownie and Guide, it’s great for all three generations to be involved in the planning. Poor Dad/husband/Grandad!  

Grandmother Sheila says, 'I’ve volunteered for Girlguiding over 60 years and it’s wonderful to share this experience with my daughter and granddaughters. Watching the girls grow is really rewarding and we always have lots of fun and try and new things.'

Brownie Charlotte, age 8, says, 'I really like having my Mum and Gran as Leaders in Brownies as it’s like being at home but with all my friends having fun!

Mum always thinks of lots of exciting badges to do and Gran is always really fun.

Guide Alice, age 11, says, 'I like having Mum as our Guide Leader as it’s nice to have something to share and I get to find out about what Mum did in Guides.'