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Redhill Brownie leader returns from trip of a lifetime
1:55pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A Brownie leader from Redhill has returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Guyana in South America.
Amelia Guare, 22, joined five Girlguiding members taking part in the Guiding Overseas Linked with Development scheme – otherwise known as GOLD.
They were carrying out vital community development work during the three-week trip.
Amelia worked with girls from a local school and ran sessions on recycling and global warming.
She also took part in a rainforest camp and worked with the Guyanese Guide Association to help them develop their own badges and training.
Amelia, who is a Leader with 4th Redhill Brownies, said: “During the project I learnt a lot about the Guyanese culture. “I really enjoyed seeing the girls growing in confidence and new skills as the project went on.”
Founded in 1991, GOLD offers young women between the ages of 18 and 30 the chance to develop their potential, improve their skills and make a long-lasting positive difference in communities as far afield as Honduras, Madagascar, Russia, South Africa and Thailand.
Amelia, who works as a Science technician at Reigate College, said: “After completing the trip I would like to travel more, whilst being involved with the local communities.”
For more information on GOLD and Girlguiding , the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, visit the website at: www.girlguiding.org.uk