A teenager who decided to help young Girl Guides as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme work took to the commitment with gusto –which led to another award.
Megan Levis, a 15-year-old pupil at The Kingsley School, Leamington,joined as a helper at St Mark’s Rainbows, as a part of her service to the community section of the award scheme.
Megan has attended a basic first-aid course, lead activities, enjoyed Girlguiding sleepovers and took a further two steps by working towards her Young Leadership qualification within the Girlguiding Association.
She furthered her community work by completing the Voluntary Young Leader Gold Seal Award, organised by The Lions International, by completing 100 hours of service within 12 months.
Her work included attending meetings, leading Guides and attending County Days of the movement.
Rainbow Guider Julie Brown said: “Megan has just been so dedicated to the unit and to all members and the Rainbows, who are the youngest members of the Girlguiding Association.”
Julie, who has been involved with Girlguiding for more than 25 years, said: “Megan had never been in Guiding before coming along to us and has never looked back.”
The Rainbows held a barbecue to celebrate the Lions Gold Seal Award for Megan.
And David Brown, who runs his own business, Dave’s Demon cakes, donated a lion-style cake to mark the occasion for Megan, who Julie said “has worked so hard”.
The Rainbows, which cater for girls aged five to seven, meet at St Mark’s church, Rugby Road, Leamington, on Mondays. The group is looking for more Young Leaders.
Those interested in joining Girlguiding can go to www.girlguiding.org.uk