Young Cambridge woman returns from exciting international adventure in Essex
A member of the 38th Cambridge Guides has taken part in an action-packed weekend, as part of an International Community Experience, preparing members for service and adventures abroad.
Catherine Morley,11, from Cambridge, attended the weekend at Skreens Park Activity Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, on 13-15 June 2014.
Catherine was encouraged through activities from across the globe to think about their community and issues in the wider world. The group then took part in a local service challenge of litter picking and planting some of the 1000 saplings due to be planted at Skreens!
Following the weekend, the girls were offered the opportunity to go on an international adventure in 2015, contributing to a community action project.
Catherine said: “It was great to try something new and to see the opportunities open to me through guiding, not just in this country but across the world. I met so many new people who all had an interest in the international side of guiding.”
The unit’s Leader, Sarah Claydon, said: “I’m so proud of Catherine for going to the ICE weekend on her own and exploring the difference she could make here and abroad.”
An International Community Experience Weekend is a residential weekend for Guides aged 11-13 for community action and international adventures, to think about global issues, to make new friends and to find out more about the international opportunities within guiding. After attending, girls are offered the opportunity of a five day trip abroad to take part in a community action project.