When Stylist columnist Lucy Mangan wrote about the Girl Guides in this week's magazine, it provoked a spirited reaction from the Guiding community. Many of us have at one time been a Guide or a Brownie, so we decided to celebrate the positive aspects of being a Guide on twitter - and were inundated with heartfelt, nostalgic and inspiring stories, from memories of campfires and emptying the Portaloo (!) to the friendships made and confidence gained from time in a pack. Here are some of the stories you shared with us - get involved by tweeting us @StylistMagazine with the hashtag #beingaguide.
Inside Nepal’s forced marriage revolt
When love and tradition collideby Corinne Redfern
Demi Lovato on her mental health documentary: “I’m bipolar and proud”
The singer opened up about her new mental illness documentary to Ellen DeGeneres.by Moya Crockett
Are you ready for the UK’s national gin festival?
With over 100 gins to try, we imagine it will be quite the tonic…by Kayleigh Dray
The rising stars of food and drink making waves in 2017
Load up your palettes with purple food and Mexican spiritby Amy Swales
Stop what you're doing and try these Crème scotch eggs
They’re a chocoholic’s dream come true…by Kayleigh Dray
Why you’ll be seeing red X’s everywhere on Facebook today
It’s all to raise awareness of modern-day slavery.by Moya Crockett
Five ways to get on top of your decision anxiety
A hypnotherapist explains.
Secret Life of Five Year Olds: The incredible life lessons we learned
From feminism to single-shamingby Kayleigh Dray
Are you ready for the ultimate gin and gingerbread masterclass?
Lessons take place in a luxury spa, if that helps to seal the deal…by Kayleigh Dray
This is officially the best place to live in the UK
And, surprise surprise, it isn’t London…by Kayleigh Dray