High­est Guid­ing honours

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Two lo­cal girls have achieved one of the high­est honours in the Guid­ing world, re­ceiv­ing the pres­ti­gious Queen’s Guide award at Govern­ment House in Welling­ton re­cently.

Paris Woods and Hana­marie Bense­man, both 17, com­pleted ser­vice, ad­vo­cacy and lead­er­ship projects for the award, as well as a range of of in­ter­est cer­tifi­cates.

The award’s syl­labus is split into the ar­eas of ser­vice in guid­ing, per­sonal skill de­vel­op­ment, com­mu­nity ac­tion, out­door chal­lenge and a res­i­den­tial ex­pe­ri­ence.

The syl­labus must be com­pleted within three years, with an em­pha­sis on self chal­lenge.

The pair have been in­volved with guid­ing since they were five, start­ing with Pip­pins, then Brown­ies and Guides and fi­nally Rangers.

Gover­nor Gen­eral Dame Patsy Reddy pre­sented the girls with their award at a cer­e­mony.

Spokesper­son Fay Arm­strong said Rangers, which in­cludes girls aged 12 to 17, meet in Levin on Mon­days, with Pip­pins, aged five to seven years, Brown­ies, aged seven to nine years and Guides, aged nine to 12 years all meeting on Wed­nes­days.

She said all girls are wel­come at the groups, and could con­tact her on 027 2097949 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.


Paris Woods (left) and Hana­marie Bense­man have re­ceived the Queen’s Guide Award.

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