Since joining Brownies when she was seven, Jackie Brocklehurst has been an active member of all sections within Girlguiding. She currently runs 1st Gedling Guides and is Assistant Guider with Gedling’s Senior Section Unit. Jackie has also been the county’s specialist adviser in areas ranging from first aid to outdoor activities, and has helped to plan large-scale events like the Big Brownie Birthday, when 3,000 girls gathered to celebrate the Brownie centenary.
Always looking for a new challenge, Jackie is about to complete the training required to enable her to take groups of girls abroad and will be leading a party of Notts Guides on an expedition to Finland later this year.
Jackie is a Strategic Workforce Development Manager with Health Education England. She and her husband Clive have two grown up children – Laura and Nick – and the family lives in Gedling. Aside from Guiding, Jackie enjoys family time, going away in her motorhome and walking her new puppy.
‘I’m both delighted and honoured to be asked to be the next County Commissioner for Girlguiding Nottinghamshire and I’m already giving much thought as how best to use my skills in this new role,’ says Jackie. ‘I’m also really looking forward to meeting as many of our volunteers and girls as possible so do look out for me at upcoming county events!’