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Modern Guides: From cooking to campaigning for sex education – BBC News

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Charlotte Forrester, 18, does she was proud to memorize “cooking and camping” as small children 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, ” does Charlotte, from Stafford, who’s now in the Guides’ Senior Section for 14 to 25 -year-olds.

“As Guides, it is also necessary demand better because women deserve better.”

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