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Our Spring Hero’s

Tracey Hammett Having joined 1 stBroadmayne Brownies to help ‘only once a month’, Tracey joined them every single week, never looked back and quickly decided to start her leadership and became ‘Tawny Owl’. Tracey joined several units on her first Brownie holiday where she became ‘Hagrid’ and made her promise. She completed her leadership qualification and now supports the unit with the planning and org anisation of each brownie meeting. Tracey also spends her time making gifts for the girls; this year hand knitted gingerbread men. Tracey has become a regular at 3 rdDorchester Guides and become part of the County events team helping wherever she is needed including baking countless cakes for the recent county ‘Back to Guiding’ event. Tracey is always prepared to help where there is a need and has certainly kept her promise to do her best and help other people.


Ruby O’Driscoll – Ruby is a Young Leader who is recognised for the support she has given 47 th Bournemouth Guides running activities and quizzes and also during virtual meetings. She is known for being enthusiastic and positive and coming up with wonderful ideas for the guides. Ruby looks for the girls who need extra help and goes the extra mile to support them. Ruby is definitely a Girlguiding Hero.




Tracy Crickmore – Heroes come in many different forms and Tracy has used her incredible leadership skills across Dorset and in Girlguiding, within the NHS and within her community. As the Purbeck Division Commissioner Tracy offers support and guidance to leaders. As a leader Tracy continued to offer activities to the brownies in her unit via both zoom and then, when able, face to face. In addition, Tracy continued working as a NHS G.P. whilst setting up and working within the Purbeck vaccination centre.





Katie Norris – Katie took on the challenge to become a qualified Rainbow leader during the pandemic. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring leader who enable girls to stay connect during the pandemic by meeting online and then going on to meeting face to face. Katie is continuing to embrace guiding and is not afraid to take every opportunity to expand her learning and experience. Katie says “Volunteering with Girlguiding has honestly changed my life. I have gained confidence and made some great friends whilst helping my Rainbow unit going. It has enabled me to learn new skills and even helped me gain a job. I am so grateful to everyone who has made my guiding experience so fantastic and looking forward to many more years in service.”


Rebecca Washington is recognised for raising money to enable the purchase of a special needs buggy/ wheelchair for her friend. She did this by organising a cake sale of over 400 cakes which she sourced by approaching supermarkets and bakeries for donations who she thanked with a specially designed thank you letter.





Sophie is an inspiring leader who always thinks of fun things for the girls to do. Not only does she run her own Brownie unit and Ranger Unit but also supports two other brownie units and a guide unit. During the past two years Sophie also organised a brownie residential and passed her Going Away With qualification. She has been a huge support and good friend to other leaders within her area.


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