North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood AM ADVOCATES GIRLGUIDING

 

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Wednesday November 23rd 2016

North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has spoken in the Assembly Chamber today of the many benefits of Girlguiding. 

In a Statement to Assembly Members,  Mr Isherwood, who is a Girlguiding Clwyd Ambassador, spoke about  what Girlguiding does and the opportunities it gives to girls and young women. 

He said: 

“This month saw the Opening in Buckley Library of The “Pushing Boundaries” exhibition that had previously been at The National Library for Wales, charting the History of Girlguiding in Wales to date. 

“Also this month, the National Child Development study reported that people who were in the scouts or guides in childhood have better mental health in their life, stating “it could be the lessons in resilience and resolve that such organisations offer that has a lasting positive impact”. 

“The recently launched Girlguiding Cymru Strategic Plan, Being Our Best – Bod Ein Gorau - focuses on four key areas: excellence, access, capacity and voice - and plans the path Girlguiding Cymru will take to 2021. 

“Their vision is to provide an exciting, fun and relevant programme for girls and young women in an equal world where all girls can make a positive difference, be happy, safe and fulfil their potential. 

“Their new strategic plan will help them achieve their vision and ensure that girls in Wales have the best guiding experience possible. So let us support Girlguiding Cymru’s volunteer leaders in their commitment to extending entitlement and up-holding the rights.” 

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