Girlguiding Scotland members speak out at Pride Glasgow

Girlguiding scotland members join pride glasgow parade

Girlguiding members from across Scotland attended the Pride march to empower girls and young women, especially those in the LGBT+ community

21st August 2017 by Georgina Harris 0 Comments

Girlguiding Scotland members from across the country marched together at Pride Glasgow on Saturday.

The Girlguiding volunteers took part in the Pride Parade through Glasgow City Centre, showing that girls can be proud of themselves and their movement.

Girlguiding Scotland members also met members of the public at the Pride Community Expo along with other community and voluntary organisations from across Scotland. 

The volunteers were giving out temporary tattoos saying girls can be proud as well as offering information about Girlguiding Scotland and the opportunities it gives to girls and young women.

18-year-old Cara from the 5th Hamilton Senior Section was among those marching in Glasgow, and said: “I was really excited to join with Girlguiding Scotland members from all over the country once again in the Pride Glasgow parade and show everyone that girls can be proud. As someone who is part of the LGBT+ community I feel especially proud of everything that Girlguiding Scotland has done for me over the years.

“Girlguiding Scotland is all about giving girls and young women a safe space to try new experiences, learn new skills, make new friends and feel confident and it’s amazing to be part of an inclusive organisation that makes a huge difference to the lives of so many girls.”

Claire, a guide leader from Glasgow, added: “As an adult volunteer, Girlguiding Scotland has given me the chance to take part in so many amazing experiences and to help create an accepting and supportive environment for all. I’m really proud to represent Girlguiding Scotland and show everyone that we offer fun and adventure to all girls – and adults too!”

Girlguiding Scotland is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland. It is open to all girls and women regardless of their race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

The organisation is made up of over 50,000 young members from the ages of five to twenty-five and activities involve campaigning, camping and carrying out social action.

Glasgow Pride attracted a crowd of around 5,000 over the weekend, with five activists arrested for supposedly breaching the peace, though accounts have been widely disputed.