For many, being a Girl Guide was a rite of passage, part of growing up. You loved the weekly meetings (or sometimes resented them) but it taught you independence, confidence and some valuable life skills. Check out our list of things you only know if you were a Girl Guide in the '90s...

1. You’re a pro at camping and a whiz at putting up a tent. And by that we mean a PROPER tent. You know, made of canvas and secured with wooden pegs. None of this ‘built in ground sheet’ malarky.

2. You’re a genius at camping activities and accessories…making a mug tree? Sure! You can whip one up in no time. The same goes for bed rolls during which you can show off an impressive display of knotting skills…

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3. You know the words to a multitude of campfire songs and are great at starting a round. You still get excited about (occasionally) singing You’ll Never Get To Heaven (In a Baked Bean Tin) and Boom Chicka Boom too!

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4. Getting badges was a major thing when you were a Girl Guide. Not only were you competitive with your peers in your Patrol, but also with yourself…

5. And it’s thanks to your Map Reader badge (now called Finding Your Way) that you don’t have to reply on Satnav.

6. You still know the Guide law off by heart. All together now, ‘I promise that I…’

7. You probably wouldn’t have abseiled or rock-climbed had you not been a Girl Guide.

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8. Gang shows were a highlight when you were a Girl Guide. Not only did you get to sing and dance but you also got to hang out with the Scouts. Result!

9. Thanks to being a Girl Guide, you actually know what a woggle is…

10. You were really proud and felt very important when you were finally made a Patrol Leader.

11. No matter how hard you try, a banana cut down the middle with chocolate buttons stuffed inside just isn’t as good baked at home as it is on a campfire. Neither is Eggy Bread for that matter!

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What else do you remember about being a Girl Guide? Let us know in the comments section below…