Georgie Garrod

Assistant County Commissioner

How long have you been in Girlguiding?

Since I joined Brownies age 7.

Describe your journey into your county role

Having been an adult leader since I was 18, I was asked to take on the role of District Commissioner in 2006, followed by Division Commissioner immediately thereafter at the end of 2010. I must have been swept up in the excitement of the Centenary! When that role ended the incoming new County Commissioner asked me to be her Assistant County Commissioner with the role of Chair of Finance Committee. Then when that role was about to end the next incoming County Commissioner asked me to continue as her Assistant County Commissioner and my role now is Chair of the Stoke Ash Property Management Committee.

Is there anything that stands out, any proud achievements?

So many things! Fun and friendships. Amazing people. Gaining my Queen’s Guide Award as a Ranger and the presentation by Princess Margaret, camps and international trips, being a Commissioner, delivering great guiding to adults and young people, from teaching a brownie to strike a match for the first time to organising a weekend of activities for 800 guides and scouts.

What do you enjoy the most in your role?

The interactions with incredible leaders from across the county.

What do you enjoy the most about representing your county?

Knowing that Guiding is such a widespread movement and that we all have something in common.