Trawden woman receives Queen’s Guide Award

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A TRAWDEN Guide is celebrating after receiving the highest honour, the Queen’s Guide Award.

Christina Davy (21) was presented with her brooch by county commissioner Andrea Cotton at a presentation evening attended by 30 Guides at Cafe Cargo, Foulridge.

The award is no mean feat, consisting of five sections - service to Guiding, outdoor challenge, personal skill development, community action and residential.

It has taken Christina, of Rock Lane, four years to complete, juggling it with her studies and training to become a primary school teacher at Edge Hill University.

She said: “It has been really tough but I’ve done some amazing things to get the award. I went to Iceland on my residential, trained in riding stable management for the personal skills section, went to the Lake District for my outdoor challenge, helped with merchandising for Guiding events and launched a community project based around the safety of young people.

“The community project was probably the hardest part as it took about a year to research before we could actually get going and start to implement it with the help of the police.”

Christina has been involved with Guiding since the age of seven when she became a Brownie and is now an experienced Guide Leader.

She said: “I think the skills I have developed as a Guide have helped make me into the person I am and have certainly helped me with teaching.”

Christina is currently helping prepare the merchandise for two major events in the guiding calendar, trips to Wembley and Blackpool which are taking place later in the year.