For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the stories of women in Scouting and the contribution they make to our movement. Phirooza Battiwalla is one.
Cub Scout Leader, 1st Dural; Assistant Leader, Sydney North All Abilities Scout Group
Cub Scout Leader Normanhurst; CSL West Pennant Hills
I was a Girl Guide in India; I joined Scouting for my children and have stayed with it because of the enjoyment and satisfaction I gain.
I enjoy the challenges and seeing the youth members grow and develop and achieve their goals.
I met Lady Baden-Powell when I was a very young Girl Guide in India and again at a Guide Jamboree. She was a very impressive and inspirational woman and these memories have stayed with me.
Absolutely! Scouting gives girls and women skills, friendships, confidence and leadership training.
Balance, empathy, inclusivity and professionalism.
Family involvement and support with grandchildren; volunteer with Vision Australia; School Learning Support Officer (Teacher’s Aide).
Mother Theresa of Calcutta, for her selfless work. I had a chance meeting with her in 1985 and she gave me her rosary.
Providing service to God, Humankind and Nature.