1st Warwick Girl Guide Ellen Collins recently achieved her Queens Guide Badge and was honoured at a ceremony held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre by the Queensland State Commissioner of Girl Guides Sue Van Eyke.
1st Warwick Girl Guide Ellen Collins recently achieved her Queens Guide Badge and was honoured at a ceremony held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre by the Queensland State Commissioner of Girl Guides Sue Van Eyke. Emma Gardner

18yo receives Queens Guide Badge

TO reach the pinnacle of your organisation and still be only 18 years old must surely mean that you are destined for great things, but that is exactly what local 1st Warwick Girl Guide, Ellen Collins has achieved.

She recently achieved her Queens Guide Badge and was honoured with her achievement at a ceremony held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre by the Queensland State Commissioner of Girl Guides Mrs Sue Van Eyke.

“It has been the culmination of four years hard work which was sometimes hard to juggle with school work, but it has definitely been worth it.” Ellen said.

Ellen hales from a long line of Queens Guides, so it was a natural progression that she should achieve such heights.

Her mother and grandmother were both 1st Warwick Girl Guides and also achieved their Queens Guide Badges, so to say she was born to such heights is an understatement.

“It is quite an achievement to reach Queens Guide status, as the last Guide to achieve this height in our district was Amanda Pulley back in the year 2000,” Ellen said. “And to be awarded with it during the Guides 100th year is truly special.

“I am honoured to receive this award in 2010 but couldn't have done it without the help of my family and friends.

“I am very grateful for their support over the past four years.” 


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