Girl guide leaders rewarded for hours of hard dedication

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Girl guide young leaders throughout East Yorkshire are celebrating after receving awards which recognised hours of hard work and dedication towards their groups.

One of the proud leaders was Bridlington girl, Emily Dixon, who spoke of how her involvement in the group has helped her.

She said: “Since taking part in the scheme my confidence has grown and I have loved teaching new skills to the Rainbows such as origami and having fun going on trips.”

In total 141 Young Leaders from across the East Riding of Yorkshire, aged between 11 and 26, have amassed a staggering 8,342 hours of volunteering through planning programmes, teaching new skills, attending camps and taking part in trips and outdoor activities.

The VIPER award is cumulative, starting with 30 hours and ending with an award for over 400 hours.

Girl Guide President, Margaret Brennand, who opened the ceremony, said: “It was a pleasure it was to congratulate the young leaders and celebrate their achievements.”

Paul Hammlet from East Riding Voluntary Action Services also explained the scheme in more detail, emphasising the many benefits it offers from personal achievement, through supporting others to the Curriculum Vitae enhancement.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, with 553,633 members.