Happy International Woman’s Day to all women around the world!

Women in Scouting are nothing new: we’ve always had female Leaders and now Scouting is fully mixed. International Women’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate girls and women currently in Scouting.

International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. It celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future.

Girls first joined the Scout Movement in 1976 as Venture Scouts, the Section which previously catered for 15-20 year olds. In 1991 UK Scouting became fully mixed, and on 1 January 2007 it became compulsory for all Groups to ensure provisions were in place to accept girls into all Sections.

At 1st Abram, we are proud of this requirement, welcoming and actively encouraging all members regardless of gender, in fact, our leadership is currently made up of 7 men and 8 women!

Our waiting lists tell a similar story. We can tell you, all individuals flourish at 1st Abram, regardless of any protected characteristics. Learn more by exploring our website, and joining 1st Abram, as a youth member, or as an adult volunteer.

To all women, around the world – we salute you!