Girlguiding Scotland superstars receive their Queen’s Guide Award

On Friday 13 November 2015, six amazing young Girlguiding Scotland members celebrated achieving their Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons with action-adventurer Sally Kettle.

The young women are one of less than 200 Girlguiding members from across the UK who completes the tough Queen’s Guide Award each year. They have between them done some amazing activities to complete the award and have made a huge difference in their communities.

The Queen’s Guide Award is the highest award a young member can get through guiding and includes personal collection of challenges which must be completed before they turn 26.

Here’s what some of our brilliant young members got up to:

Elisabeth, 24, did a canoeing expedition on the River Spey and worked with the British Red Cross to provide first aid support at large scale events.

Sarah, 22, created a disability resource to help Leaders work on the Brownie disability awareness badge with their girls and fundraised for children’s charity Caudwell Children.

Rachel, 26, directed a pantomime in her local community to raise money for a girls’ school in Malawi, worked as a camp counsellor in Massachusetts for Camp America and also spent three months volunteering at Our Chalet in Switzerland, one of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) five world centres.

Well done to all our Queen’s Guides!