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Girlguiding Dorset Hero’s June 2021

Yes it does say June, but it’s taken us till now to present, due to one reason or another.

So better late than never – meet Dorset’s latest hero’s  CONGRATULATIONS

Hannah Wiseman – Blandford Division – Gentian Brooch

Hannah is recognised for her promotion of guiding within Girlguiding Dorset County and within the South West England region.  Hannah has undertaken leadership with all the sections from Rainbows to Rangers and is described by the girls as ‘welcoming’, ‘encouraging’ and ‘patient’ whilst bringing ‘youth and vitality together with solid experience and enthusiasm’.  Her peers say that ‘her energy and passion is contagious’.

Hannah was selected to join a GOLD experience to Senegal where she joined leaders from around the United Kingdom to support the development of Girlguiding.

Having completed her own Queen’s Guide Award, Hannah supports young women to achieve their Queen’s Guide Award even through the current pandemic.  She is especially recognised for supporting young women to develop their own skills at their own level no matter what that level may be, whilst still contributing to guiding and their local community at an impressive level.  They have stated that Hannah had provided ‘so much support, encouragement and enthusiasm’.

Hannah took on the role of the newly formed 18-30 Programme section (now Inspire) there was no national guidance but Hannah took the challenge head on and developed a structure that would suit Dorset County and she ensures that the voice of the Inspire group is heard at county and region level.  That same structure was subsequently adopted by several other counties within the South West England region.  She is described as the type of leader I could be in the near future’.

Hannah is an example of a leader living her promise to do her best and serve her guiding community to an extremely high level.


Ann Wilson – Bournemouth – Ammonite Award

Ann is a leader with the 14th Bournemouth St George’s Brownie Unit recognised for her dedication to Girlguiding over many years and also for her commitment to guiding during the pandemic.  ‘Stranded’ abroad Ann continued her guiding with her unit in the UK by supporting the other unit leaders and the girls through emails, social media and joining unit zoom meetings.  One parent commented that Ann is ‘an outstanding team leader no matter what part of the world she is in’. Her peers wonder if Ann ‘has a magic hat where she just pulls out something new and different for the girls to do’ as she is ‘inventive and imaginative’ and describe her as a leader ‘who incorporates many of the wonderful traditions of guiding with all of the benefits of guiding for modern girls’.





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