Modern Guides: From cooking to campaigning for sex education

Charlotte Forrester, 18, says she was proud to learn “cooking and camping” as a child at Brownies. But as a teenage Guide, she now campaigns for sex education lessons in school, among other issues.

So have the Guides – founded in 1910 – grown up?

“We do aim to change with the times,” says Charlotte, from Stafford, who’s now in the Guides’ Senior Section for 14 to 25-year-olds.

“As Guides, we need to demand better because women deserve better.”

She remembers learning to pitch tents and learn “God Save The Queen” as an eight-year-old Brownie, but has more recently carried pickets with other Guides at a women’s rally in London.  More

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