Date : 28 Febuary 2001


 Louise has become a Girl Guide again - in a new role as an ambassador.

 The singer will meet Guides from all over the UK and talk to them about her career in the music business, family values and their aims and hopes for the future.

 Louise, who is happily married to footballer Jamie Redknapp, will also take part in organised events, including a pop concert in the autumn.

 "Being a Brownie and a Guide were part of my childhood and it's great to belong again," she said. "I am impressed by how the organisation has developed recently and feel that it is important to shout about what it means to be a Guide today.

 "I hope that even more girls will join and enjoy meeting new friends, taking part in activities and attending the exclusive events arranged for the Guides."

 Terry Ryall, chief executive of the Guide Association, added: "Louise is a huge British talent who has stayed true to herself as a delightful person who is deeply involved with the well-being of her family, friends and co-workers. She is the perfect role model for our members."