I am a third year pharmacy student. I should probably do less guiding and more learning, but I spend all day every day in the library so I figure I deserve the guiding time! I’m honestly doing so much I do not even know where to start.
At brownies, I recently renewed my first response and need to do safe space level 3, because I’M DOING MY HOLIDAY LICENCE!!!!!! Who knew when I didn’t want to leave guides in December 2011 that 6 years later I would be all ready to embark on the Going Away With Scheme. What am I doing? Either way, I cannot wait. I’m buzzing for my test even though it’ll be this time next year, which feels like ages but will probably fly by.
Over the summer I plan to do the ICANDO London Challenge, maybe a Pax Lodge one, and hopefully Wellies and Wristbands if I can get the time off placement.
With SSAGO, we are going camping to Kandersteg International Scout Centre. Its in 53 days and I find that quite scary. However, we are hiking to Our Chalet which I am soooooooooo excited for. I fully intend to buy all of the badges, a necker and hopefully a hoodie if it is within my 100CHF budget. (Its a once in a lifetime thing, okay.) We are also running a midlands camp which I wish was more planned than it is argh.
My SSAGO presidential year is nearly over as well which is heartbreaking, especially as I am not on committee next year. I am genuinely gutted, and also wish I was on SSAGO exec. But no, once again my degree is ruining all my hopes and dreams because I have to spend every waking minute doing work or applying for placements or visiting hospitals. All I want is guiding and SSAGO but sadly no. Oh, also I was going to do Unity 2018 (Guiding Stafforshire’s international camp in Uttoxeter), but no I couldn’t fit it with placements. Service team for 2022, here I come. I hate pharmacy.
Because of this huge gap in my life where I have a spare 5+ hours a week from not doing SSAGO, I am going to do Queens Guide. I sent off my first email an hour ago about it, so my commitment is in very early days right now, but I am fed up with turning down amazing guiding opportunities all for my degree. These days are partially over – if I can do it whilst qualifying then I can do anything, and if I can’t, at least I tried. Queen’s Guide Award, here I come!!!