Congratulations Ellen & Chloe!

Congratulations Ellen & Chloe!

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Congratulations to two of the inspirational young women from Girlguiding Ulster that have risen to the challenge to achieve the highest award in Girlguiding.

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Ellen Davis, 19, and Chloe Murray, 26, were presented with their Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons by Amanda Medler, Chief Guide, during a special ceremony on 15 June.

To achieve the prestigious award Ellen and Chloe took on a series of personal challenges in areas such as social action, voluntary work and travel. Fewer than 150 young women out of the hundreds of thousands of Girlguiding members are presented with the award each year.

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Ellen took two years to finish her challenges. She said: “Working towards the award has helped me grow in confidence. Since achieving it I have gone on to complete my Adult Leader Qualification - something I doubt I would have done if I hadn’t started volunteering as part of the Service in Guiding element of the award. I now volunteer as an adult leader every Friday night at 3rd Coleraine Guides, hoping to inspire the next generation of strong young women.”

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Chloe took three years to finish her challenges. She said: “The Queen’s Guide Award is something personal to me from being the 3rd generation in my family to be involved in Guiding and to achieve my Queen’s Guide Award. My Grandmother was formally the Belfast County President and therefore by achieving this award has made her proud of ‘keeping up the family tradition’”

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Amanda Medler, Chief Guide, said: “Girlguiding gives girls and young women the chance to build confidence and have adventures. The recipients of the Queen’s Guide Awards are
an impressive group. They’ve shown what can be achieved when you’re determined and put your mind to something. They should be very proud of all they’ve achieved.”

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A huge congratulations to Ellen and Chloe on this prestigious award!

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A third member received her Queen’s Guide Award at the event.