For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the stories of women in Scouting and the contribution they make to our movement. Karly Walden is one.
Scout, Venturer Scout
My younger brother! I was tired of being dragged along to Cub Scout events and not knowing anyone my own age, so I joined the Scout section and haven’t looked back.
I love the community, foundation and values of Scouting. Remembering the core reasons why I love Scouting keeps me involved and active.
I believe taking on leadership opportunities as a Scout (Patrol Leader), Venturer Scout (Chairman) and Rover Scout (Unit Leader) with minimal experience prior has been the best part of my Scouting journey.
Yes, women will benefit from Scouting just as much as men. Scouting provides a supportive environment for women to explore their ideas and leadership, and have a great time doing it!
I think women can bring diversity to Scouting. The Scouting community wouldn’t be what it is today without people contributing their diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicity, religion, age and gender.
I am a university student and spend most of my spare time hiking with my dog, Cody.
I look up to my Mum as my female role model and hero.
My Dad would be another hero of mine.
I live by many different ideals, and to summarise: form genuine connections with people, live authentically, make the most of opportunities and show gratitude.