Hi, my name is Cerys and I’m an adult leader at 1st Chepstow Rainbows. I’ve just been awarded my Queen’s Guide Award after working towards it for the past 3 years. During this time I worked on a variety of different projects which included organising a Rainbow trip, being a first aider at a Brownie camp, volunteering in my school and an extensive research project on sports leadership. I also went on a 4 day expedition in the Brecon Beacons which was part of my gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and a challenging but enjoyable experience! The highlight of my Queen’s Guide Award was undertaking an international trip to South Korea in 2016 with a group of other girls from Girlguiding Cymru. We worked with Korean school girls and a local arts centre to renovate a market area and improve the community. We also took part in cultural activities such as staying overnight in a beautiful Buddhist monastery which was an unforgettable experience! Another part I really enjoyed was helping to organise a centenary event for the county at Llandegfedd reservoir. It was really rewarding watching the Guides and Rangers getting to know each other and really enjoying themselves. I had a great time working on my award and highly recommend it to anybody thinking of giving it a try!
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