Award night marks top achieve­ments

Waipa Post - - News -

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.

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Cambridge Queens Guide Award re­cip­i­ents, from left, Cheyenne Sills, Emma Bog­giss, Char­lotte Walker and Christy Lion-Ca­chet.

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Peak Award re­cip­i­ent Anasta­cia Austin.

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Path­way Badge Me­gan Jukes. re­cip­i­ent

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