For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the stories of women in Scouting and the contribution they make to our movement. Aline Thompson is one.
State Commissioner Heritage – Acting
Cub Scout Leader, Venturer Leader, Leader Trainer
My father was a Scout leader from before I was born and I grew up wanting to be a part of Scouting – especially as I had two brothers also in Scouting.
The Purpose and Principles of the Movement and the friends I make along the way.
Seeing young people grow and develop under these methods into very worthwhile citizens.
I would definitely recommend Scouting to other women as I believe that the Scouting way compliments women’s roles in society and can give a further sense of fulfilment.
Their sense of ‘family’ within the broadest sense and can provide a more balanced approach to living.
Outside of Scouting, I am involved in various groups. Craft including Card making, scrap booking, quilting; Historical Society in country area and keeping up with a large family.
I have no particular hero but admire the perseverance of the early female Scouters who paved the way for those that came along later.
Female ancestors who have had to struggle to keep the family together in some difficult circumstances.
My personal philosophy is to keep going no matter how tough the going gets – especially in something that I believe strongly about.