Corowa’s Queen Guide
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.