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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00339

Girlguiding Scotland at the Scottish Refugee Festival

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Supported by: Claire Baker, Sarah Boyack, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, Tess White, Elena Whitham

That the Parliament recognises Girlguiding Scotland’s involvement in the Scottish Refugee Festival, which takes place from 14 to 19 June 2021; understands that the leading charity for girls and young women will offer taster sessions for girls aged 10 and above; notes that girls and young women will be able to take part in a range of fun activities online from Girlguiding’s unique programme to empower girls and boost their confidence; praises the dedicated group of volunteers who will lead the sessions; notes the sessions are being supported by Generation CashBack, an established project delivered by a partnership consortium of Boys’ Brigade Scotland, Girlguiding Scotland, Scouts Scotland and Youth Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Programme; understands that the funding is used to grow the reach of community-based youth work in disadvantaged areas, enabling more young people to access safe spaces and develop their confidence, resilience and skills; applauds Girlguiding Scotland’s efforts to bring the benefits of guiding to girls all across Scotland, and wishes Girlguiding Scotland every success for the festival and its future work.