Grantham girl guide Anne earns ultimate honour

Anne Green receives her Queen's Guide Award from Baroness Cox (left) and Gill Slocombe.
Anne Green receives her Queen's Guide Award from Baroness Cox (left) and Gill Slocombe.

A girl guide from Grantham is poised to make her mark on the next generation of women leaders after earning guiding’s ultimate honour, the Queen’s Guide Award.

Anne Green, 20, has dedicated years working towards this accolade, which is only presented to a handful of girlguiding’s half a million members each year.

Anne, who was until recently a leader at the 1st Ingoldsby Guides, received her award at a special ceremony in the House of Lords.

The Queen’s Guide Award programme sets guides a series of demanding challenges, including embarking on an ambitious four-day expedition, overseeing ground-breaking community action projects and devoting a year to cultivating a skill of their choice.

Among the tasks that Anne, a student at Harper Adams University, chose to tackle were travelling the silk route in Uzbekistan, organising a ‘Monopoly’ trip to London and staffing an international camp.

She said: “The award has given me amazing opportunities, like travelling to somewhere as unique as Uzbekistan.

“I have met new people, made new friends and made some great memories. The achievements I have gained through guiding, such as the Queens Guide and Gold Duke of Edinburgh, have helped me secure a place at university and when applying for placement jobs. I have also gained a range of new skills and improved my confidence.”

Anne received her award from Baroness Caroline Cox ad Chief Guide Gill Slocombe.