Welcome to The Guiding Vibe
We’re delighted to introduce a brand-new, girl-voice area on our website, featuring insightful and fun articles from our young members aged 14-30; it's designed to be entertaining, relatable, and useful to the young women of today -the change makers of tomorrow.
The Guiding Vibe gives our girls and young women the space to share their interests and experiences both in and out of guiding, and to discuss the things they’re passionate about...anything from their favourite female TV characters and climate change to women in STEM and guiding internationals.
That’s where you come in! If you’re aged 14-30, we’re pretty sure you have something interesting to share, but if you’re struggling to find it, we're here to support you. We know just how cool our young members are and want to do our best to share this to inspire others.
We’ve called our new blog The Guiding Vibe, because that’s exactly what it is – fun, friendly, and empowering, just like you!
So, how will it work?
To make things just that bit more exciting, we’ve got badges! For your first contribution you’ll get an awesome starter badge for free, then for your third, fifth, tenth, and fifteenth you'll be able to purchase the corresponding badge. If you do more than fifteen, we'll send you a limited edition badge, for the uber blogger in you! It'll be a super satisfying badge collection as they all fit perfectly like a jigsaw.
Your badges will be an awesome addition to your camp blankets, while your blog articles – read by lots of people who follow us on social media and visit our website - will be great for you to showcase for any future opportunities!
Have no fear. We’re not asking for a 2,000-word essay (abort mission!); the content you write can be as simple as ten women who shaped our history, five ways I practice self-care Sundays, ten ways I’m kind to the earth each day, my favourite guiding badges, or quick recipes I whip up on a bustling day – the list goes on but, to put it simply, we want anybody and everybody to be able to contribute. We want our content to be creative and dynamic and to illustrate ideas other members – or even we – may never have thought of.
Got something to share or something you want to say? We want to hear from you, no matter how big or small you think your story is. We want to hear about things that have changed your life or even things that are part of your everyday life but that you appreciate no less. We want to hear about your slip-ups just as much as we want to hear about your big wins, because we appreciate the journey of life can be a bit of a squiggly line. We want to hear about your favourite memories and things you’re passionate about, whether that’s campaigning, sports, art, books or sumo wrestling!
We're super excited to hear your voices and to share the wide range of stories from our diverse and multi-faceted young women who come from all walks of life.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, get in touch here. We’ll read through everything you send us and, if we like your idea, we'll be in touch about transforming your idea into a great blog for The Guiding Vibe and for social media content.
If you can’t think of anything, but want to write for us, still ping us an email; we’re sure we can work together to get your creative juices flowing.
The Guiding Vibe for your Queen's Guide
If you're embarking on your Queen's Guide Award, you could use The Guiding Vibe for Service to Guiding, element 4. Once you have agreed to become part of the project, we ask you to commit to writing eight blogs over a 12 month period. Three of these can be on a topic of your choice and the others will be set by Girlguiding NWE (although if you can come up with great ideas, we can be flexible!). Each blog will need to be around 300-800 words (although this isn’t set in stone). As part of the project you will be asked to spend some time researching the topic beforehand. Guidance on the style of the blog will be provided from the region team and it will be assessed before being published. This may involve being asked to edit the blog before publication to make sure it meets all guidelines. If you write a blog that does not end up being published (this could be for a variety of reasons) this will not affect your qualification for getting Element 1.4 signed off. You will need to be fully engaged in the process from start to finish, maintaining links with the region PR team.
Looking forward to hearing from you!