Guides Presented with Young Leaders in Service Gold Awards

It was a great pleasure to attend the Thinking Day Event run by the Axbridge District for Girl Guides at St John the Baptist Church on Thursday 27th February 2020.   The theme of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion was demonstrated though a variety of presentations from Guides, Brownies and Rainbows in the District.   During the service, Lion President Keith Cook of Cheddar Vale Lions Club, was invited to present three of the Guides, one from Wedmore and two from Cheddar, with Gold Lions’ Young Leaders in Service Awards. This award is presented for achieving at least 100 hours of service to the community in a period of 12 months.  Between them Sarah Moreman, Isla May Parker and Clarissa Dawkins have clocked up 392 hours of service, so are very well deserving of their awards.

Bev Davies, Cheddar Guide and Ranger Leader, also received special award.  A very surprised Bev was awarded the Silver Oak Leaf for her 21 years of outstanding commitment to Girl Guiding and the development of the new ICE programme, by Sarah French, Deputy Region Chief Commissioner for South West England.    We are delighted that Bev has received this honour.  She is a long standing supporter of Cheddar Vale Lions youth projects and was awarded a MJF for her services to the community in 2016. 

Presentation of YLIS to GuidesPresentation to Guide Leader

Certificates presented to Imogen & Tabatha

Lion President Keith was delighted to present Gold Awards to two other Girl Guides (Axbridge District) during the 2020 pandemic after they had both achieved 107 hours of service to their Brownie meetings and events over a 12 month period.  Sisters, Imogen and Tabatha were presented their certificates in the unusual setting of a car park in Shipham due to the Covid-19 restrictions.   

Is your son/daughter already serving their community - would you like them to be acknowledged for their work?

Full details of the project below:

This award recognises young people who provide significiant levels of service to their communities.  There are two award levels:

The Silver Seal Award for young people who provide at least 50 hours of service to their community during a 12 month period.

The Gold Seal Award for those who provide at least 100 hours of service during a twelve month period.

Who is eligible:

Young people between the ages of 11 and 18 (school years 7 to 13) are eligible to participate in the Young Leaders in Service Awards.

How the Award Works:

Each young person will be provided with a booklet in which to log service activities.  These activities are in a number of different categories - all the hours can be from the same activitiy or from a variety of services.

What types of service qualify:

Service to the elderly

Safety training (assisting younger children)

Service to children

Service to parents or family



Service for the homeless/hungry

Public Health

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