Award night marks top achievements
The Cambridge Ranger Unit recently held its award evening with a number of significant awards being presented — including four Queen’s Guide Awards, the pinnacle of Guiding.
Queen’s Guide Awards recipients were Christy Lion-Cachet, Charlotte Walker, Emma Boggiss, and Cheyenne Sills.
The Queen’s Guide Award takes three to four years to complete and demands a particularly high standard of performance in both effort and achievement.
Girls have to complete 12 interest certificates, which range in topics from the outdoors to global issues to flatting to performing arts; complete the advocacy certificate; undertake over 40 hours of community service; complete a leadership certificate; and undertake a special individual challenge activity.
The four Queen’s Guides completed their leadership certificate by working in the Cambridge Brownie and Guide units — where they will be role models for younger girls coming through.
The granting of the Queen’s Guide Award acknowledges the girls’ achievement of technical, leadership and other skills, as well as participation in outdoor and leisure pursuits, and a high level of commitment.
It was a big night for Cheyenne.
She and Megan Jukes were presented with their Pathway Badge and she and Anastacia Austin also received the Peak Award.
The Pathway Badge is the foundation of a Ranger’s journey and the first milestone award.
To complete the Pathway Badge, Rangers are required to complete the promise activity and be enrolled, complete the Advocacy Certificate, and completed the three pathway certificates which are on leadership, safety and the outdoors.
The Peak Award is a special award that links many parts of the programme and marks the half way mark towards the Queen’s Guide Award.
Rangers are required to complete a 12 by 12 challenge, complete six interest certificates, hold the Pathway Badge and complete 15 hours of community service.
Cambridge Ranger leader Hayley Thomas acknowledged the hard work each of the Rangers have put in to achieve these awards, the support from each of their families, and the community groups who provide ongoing opportunities for the girls, including attending Rangers as guest speakers and allowing girls to complete their community service.
Cambridge Queens Guide Award recipients, from left, Cheyenne Sills, Emma Boggiss, Charlotte Walker and Christy Lion-Cachet.
Peak Award recipient Anastacia Austin.
Pathway Badge Megan Jukes. recipient