Age 13, Penarth, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
I’ve recently completed my Baden Powell Award – the highest award in Guides. A big part of being a Guide is getting involved in the local community and volunteering, so I’m really proud that I’ve been able to do that whilst working towards the Award.
With the Guides I’ve done lots of fundraising and given time to charitable causes. I’ve encouraged the younger Guides in my Patrol to get involved too. I’m also a Young Leader with the 94th Penarth Cubs, so I get to lead activities and games for the younger boys too. If I hadn’t become so involved in the Guiding community, I wouldn’t have had the same opportunities – to challenge myself to achieve badges and to try new sports, like shooting – so I’m glad I have the opportunity to inspire Beavers and other Guides.
I love new challenges, and so I’ve really enjoyed pushing myself to achieve the Baden Powell Award. I can’t wait to get even more involved when I start attending the Girlguiding Senior Section when I’m a bit older, and I’m hoping to go on an international trip soon as a representative for Girlguiding.