Young Leader presented with Girlguiding award
A Young Leader with cystic fibrosis has been awarded Girlguiding
UK’s prestigious Star of Merit.
Katy, 15, from Essex, received the award – which is open to members
aged between 5 and 26 – for showing courage while dealing with her
illness, which leaves her in hospital for two weeks of every second
Despite the challenges she faces, Katy volunteers with Brownie and
Guide units and, when she’s in hospital, leaves just to attend
‘Girlguiding is good for her because it's another focus. She can
switch off,’ her mother said.
‘It is such a huge achievement and we are very proud of Katy,’
agreed Loughton South District Commissioner Sarah Murphy.
Katy was presented with the accolade during the Essex
International Jamboree, which is held every four years and attended
by thousands of Guides and Scouts from across the world.