Emily earns Queen’s Guide

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Emily Old­ham, 17, from Ka¯ piti Rangers, has been awarded her Queen’s Guide award.

To com­plete the award, which took four years, she had to com­plete 12 in­ter­est cer­tifi­cates, at least 40 hours com­mu­nity ser­vice, a cer­tifi­cate in ad­vo­cacy, camp­ing and lead­er­ship cer­tifi­cates, a spe­cial ac­tiv­ity of her choice, at­tend a Queen’s Guide re­treat week­end and a lead­er­ship qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

“Emily has worked very hard on this and has been a self starter in get­ting it com­pleted,” Ranger leader Carri Baum said.

“She has shown great de­ter­mi­na­tion and per­se­ver­ance to get this wellde­served award.”

“My high­lights were my spe­cial ac­tiv­ity, Moun­tain to Sea Dis­cov­ery, which in­cluded a three day tramp around Mt Taranaki, be­cause it was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and put me out of my com­fort zone, and the Queen’s Guide re­treat, a week­end lead­er­ship course for prospec­tive Queen’s Guides, be­cause I met some awe­some peo­ple and made friend­ships and mem­o­ries,” she said.

“The most chal­leng­ing was the lead­er­ship cer­tifi­cate, work­ing as a leader in a brownie unit for at least two terms and tak­ing an ac­tive role in plan­ning and run­ning the pro­gramme. It in­volved the most time and it made me re­alise what all lead­ers do for us to help us along the way in our jour­ney. That has made me ex­tremely thank­ful for all my past and present lead­ers.

“Camps are al­ways the best things to do on sunny or wet week­ends with the high­light al­ways be­ing the camp­fire gos­sip ses­sion.

“I am very happy that I have re­ceived this award as I have looked up to peo­ple who have gained theirs.

“I am look­ing for­ward to my next chal­lenge.”

Emily Old­ham, cen­tre, with her for­mer Pip­pin leader Chris­tine Bull, left, and her Ranger leader Carri Baum.

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