It’s still sinking in that I have achieved the highest award in Guiding and I’m a Queen’s Guide! The award is split into five sections: service in Guiding, outdoor challenge, personal skill development, community action and a residential. By making a realistic plan in the beginning and pushing myself to achieve the goals I set out, I accomplished more than I ever thought I would. Here is a sample of what I got up to:
I planted trees in Pittville Park
I joined Cheltenham Tree Group which involved weeding and spreading mulch on Leckhampton Hill and planting saplings in Pittville Park at weekends. It’s been really enjoyable walking past the saplings knowing I planted them and seeing them grow. After this, I created a presentation of my experience and also how it reflects internationally with deforestation to my Guide group who then, in turn created mini felt trees.
I explored Brixham, Paignton & Dartmouth
I went down to Devon for 4 days with 3 of my friends where we explored the area by doing activities beginning with every letter of the alphabet! For example, we went to the Beach, played Monopoly, visited the Zoo, walked around a Nature trail, stayed in a Caravan and much more!
The Queen’s Guide Award has been an incredible journey. I’ve grown and developed so much as a person and would recommend anyone even considering the award to go for it. You won’t regret it!
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