Cambridgeshire East’s newest Queen’s Guide
Kate Taylor, a Geography teacher and Rainbow Leader from Wisbech has just completed the challenging syllabus of the Queen’s Guide Award – in just two years, completing it just before her 26th birthday, which is the cut-off point.
As part of the award, Kate organised an exploration of the city of York, took up running and created a Water Challenge Badge. Speaking about Guiding’s most prestigious award, Kate said, “I have enjoyed all of the Queen’s Guide. There was not one element that I preferred over another. I never believed that I would be able to complete a Race for Life, as the furthest I had ever run was round the corner. Joining a running club was a big step, but everyone was really supportive. Completing the Queen’s Guide Award has been a real challenge.”
Proud mentor Rosa Blunt was delighted with Kate’s achievement. “Kate has tackled every challenge with determination and enthusiasm. She had to re-arrange her exploration to York five times, but she never gave up and enjoyed it all the more when she got there because of the difficulties.”
Queen’s Guide Award Advisers Maureen Dye and Caroline Dean met with Kate and Rosa before signing off the award. “We are so pleased that Cambridgeshire East has a new Queen’s Guide. Kate thoroughly deserves her success. She has achieved a huge amount in the two years that she has been working on the award and her Water Badge, in particular, impressed us in its detail and variety.”