Denton girlguider receives Queen’s award in London
Monday 27th June 2016 @ 13:51 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

Girlguider Amy Mackin is celebrating after achieving the highest honour in the movement.

The Denton 25-year-old was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons by Chief Guide Valerie Le Vaillant, Girlguiding’s most senior volunteer.

To achieve the prestigious award, young women must take on a series of personal challenges in areas such as social action, voluntary work and travel and these have to be completed before they turn 26.

Fewer than 150 Girlguiding members are presented with the award each year.

Amy took three years to finish her challenges. These included taking on a lead planning role in a camp for 150 Guides and working towards becoming a Senior Section Leader.

Amy said: “My toughest challenge was my confidence, speaking in front of people often older, sharing my ideas and ultimately instructing them to do things.

“I was extremely nervous about sharing my exploration experience with a group of Senior Section members, but I did it.”

For more information about how to get involved with Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.