Corowa’s Queen Guide

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She was one of 22 re­cip­i­ents of awards from all over NSW and ACT at the pre­sen­ta­tion, but was one of two girls in­vited to give a speech on her Guid­ing jour­ney and how Guides has im­pacted on her life.

In her speech, Emma said that she came from the small town of Corowa on the Mur­ray River which is sig­nif­i­cant be­cause it is “the birth­place of fed­er­a­tion”. It is also home to one of the best Guide Halls in the best lo­ca­tion in the state. She in­vited ev­ery­one to visit Corowa.

At the Guide meet­ing prior to the pre­sen­ta­tion Emma re­ceived her Gold En­deav­our, So­cial Aware­ness Fo­cus and Queen’s Guide badges so she could wear them to Gov­ern­ment House.

Emma was pre­sented also with her 10-Year badge re­flect­ing her mem­ber­ship of Guides NSW and ACT since 2009.

Emma is just the third re­cip­i­ent of both the Queen’s Guide award and 10-Year badge in Corowa in the past 31 years.

The Queen’s Guide award is the high­est achieve­ment award which can be earned by youth mem­bers of Girl Guides Aus­tralia. It is di­vided into three sec­tions.

The gold en­deav­our chal­lenges re­late to the Aus­tralian Guide pro­gram and cover lead­er­ship and team­work, the Guide prom­ise and law, Guid­ing tra­di­tions, ser­vice, out­doors and world Guid­ing.

The In­ter­est is a three-month project on a topic that ap­peals to the can­di­date which has an ex­pected out­come level such as a cer­tifi­cate of com­pe­tency. Emma chose learn­ing to drive a car.

The fo­cus is a six-month, in depth re­port re­lat­ing to one of the many avail­able themes such as lead­er­ship, so­cial aware­ness, out­doors and the arts.

Emma chose the so­cial aware­ness fo­cus and pro­duced an im­pres­sive re­port as she is pas­sion­ate about the plight of refugees and other dis­ad­van­taged cul­tural groups.

“For as long as I can re­mem­ber I have had a great pas­sion for so­cial jus­tice. I love help­ing peo­ple and I be­lieve that I can help peo­ple through this pas­sion. For these rea­sons, I thought that it was only right that I chose the

Emma Christy of Corowa Se­nior Girl Guides re­ceived her Queen’s Guide cer­tifi­cate from The Gover­nor of NSW, his ex­cel­lency, the Hon­ourable David Hur­ley, at a pre­sen­ta­tion at Gov­ern­ment House in Syd­ney on Satur­day, Septem­ber 1.

The Queen’s Guide is a very pres­ti­gious award which has been pre­sented to Emma Christy of Corowa. It is just the third time in 30 years a Corowa Guide has earned the award.

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