Heather Street from Hornchurch division went back to meet the Canadians she met last year, this time she talked about Guiding in the UK with spark and brownies from 25th Niagara Falls. She also taught them a few campfire songs, aunt Hoover being one of them.
A group of Thurrock Guides and Scouts, including County Commissioner Chris Skinner were invited to tea with Thurrock Mayor Sue Grey. The group were invited to tell her all about their trip to Switzerland and
Ouir Chalet last year. During the visit to the Mayors' Parlour everyone, including Chris, had a chance to try on the Mayoral robes and chain of office.
More than 70 girls from all sections and their leaders had a great time during their sleepover at St Johns Church in Grays.
This national award may be given to any member of Girlguiding (up to her 26th birthday) who has displayed exceptional courage.
Jan Knight, County Commissioner, said 'The award was well received and Zoe was able to explain to her Brownie friends how she felt about her operations and what she did to help her get through the treatment. She was so thankful of the get well wishes from her Brownie friends and their help in raising over £800 for Great Ormond Street Hospital that while she was there and then recovering at home she made each and every one of them a bracelet.
As well as looking forward to going up to Guides she is also interested in cycling and one day would like to compete in the Olympic Games.
With her bravery and determination I sincerely hope her dreams come true.'
Zoe is a Brownie with the 4th Epping Brownies.