A Glasgow Girlguiding volunteer received a prestigious award at a red-carpet event this weekend.  

Sunita Burgul, who has been a volunteer with Girlguiding Scotland for 19 years, received the Queen’s Guide Award during an award ceremony at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on November 25. 

Sunita has been leading the 2nd Jordanhill Rainbow unit for the past year, where she instils life skills, promotes teamwork, and encourages creativity among the Rainbow unit members.

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Reflecting on her win, Sunita said: "Being a part of Girlguiding since the age of five has helped to shape the person that I am today by encouraging me to develop my organisation, teamwork and leadership skills, and most of all, my confidence.

"Though challenging, I enjoyed working towards my Queen’s Guide Award and am very proud to have achieved it.

"As a rainbow leader I hope to continue to inspire girls and give them opportunities to grow in the same way my leaders have done for me."

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As the highest award that members can work towards, the Queen’s Guide Award is an opportunity to develop personal skills and support the local community.

It can also be combined with activities for Duke of Edinburgh Award, helping girls and young women to really flourish in their development and experiences through training young members, to leading them in outdoor residentials, and engaging in community action.

To complete the Queen’s Guide Award, members must complete 5 sections centered around personal development, leadership, teamwork and community action.

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Scottish Chief Commissioner, Elaine, said: “It is a remarkable achievement to receive the Queen’s Guide Award and we are very proud of our Queen’s Guide awardees like Sunita.

"The Girlguiding Celebrates event is such a great way to celebrate the hard work, passion and commitment of our Girlguiding Scotland volunteers."

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