Top Girlguiding award for leader

Charlotte Walker (left) receiving her award from Val Elliott.
Charlotte Walker (left) receiving her award from Val Elliott.
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A young woman has risen to the challenge to achieve the highest award in Girlguiding.

Charlotte Walker, 26, a leader with 3rd Chapel Allerton Guides, was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons earlier this month by Val Elliott, the interim chair of Girlguiding’s board of trustees.

Hannah Dines, Paralympic cyclist, gave the recipients an inspirational talk.

To achieve the award Charlotte took on a series of personal challenges in areas such as social action, voluntary work and travel.

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

Charlotte took two years to finish her challenges. These included cooking for 30 girls on camp for the first time.

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