October 23rd, 2016

8th Kenilworth celebrate Zoe’s Queen’s Guide gong

Updated: 9:43 am, Jul 22, 2016

PROUD 8th Kenilworth Guides are celebrating after one of their Leaders who had achieved the highest Girlguiding award.

Zoe McNamara received a Queen’s Guide Award after three years of effort, which included a number of challenges, including gaining her Guide Camp Licence, enabling her to take her own unit away camping, training as a Peer Educator, and running sessions on body confidence and self-esteem with several Brownie and Guide units both in Kenilworth and Coventry.

Cub Scouts from across Warwickshire gathered for a weekend to celebrate 100 years of adventure.

Some 1,200 youngsters gathered at the Heart of England Park near Meriden for a county camp to mark the landmark anniversary.

Spending two nights under canvas, boys and girls aged eight to 11 tried out all sorts including kayaking, lighting fires, playing steel drums, tying knots and even eating locusts.

And scouts were giving people in Leamington a taste of what they get up to.

Jephson Gardens was recently host to cooking over open fires, trail hunting, wall climbing and more.

Volunteer Linda Revill said: “Being involved in Scouting has given me opportunities to learn new skills, share my skills with others, make new friends and have a great deal of fun.

“Scouting provides over 200 activities for young people ranging from abseiling to grass sledging, cooking to trampolining.

“Children involved in Scouting will often do things for the first time, like camping outside, hiking in the mud or going to a world Scout Jamboree.”

Visit www.scouts.org.uk for more information.