Rosebud’s Liesel Male has received Girl Guides Australia’s highest peak achievement award as a youth member, the Queen’s Guide Award. Liesel was presented with the award by Assistant State Commissioner Deb Abbs at Rosebud Girl Guide Hall last month.
Liesel began as a young Girl Guide in Rosebud, and she’s strived for many new and varied goals and challenges while focusing on making a significant contribution to the life of Rosebud Girl Guides. She’s a member of the Rosebud Senior Guides and Bentleigh Ranger Guide units and is truly an inspirational young lady who has shown such dedication and commitment to completing her Queen’s Guide Award. Last year, during the COVID-19 lockdown, Liesel ran an online camp for both units as an alternative to their planned outdoor camp, which became a highlight of Liesel’s journey to her award.
Liesel’s got a strong commitment to the community, evident in her passion for volunteering at her gymnastics club and being a Junior Leader at the Rosebud Junior Guide unit. Liesel’s learnt many new skills from leadership, time management and communication while exploring her interests in boating activities and attending many unit and state camps and events.
Focusing on challenging herself and encouraging her peers to do their best is key for Liesel. This was evident in the leadership and communication night for the units that she ran. These skills saw her named the team leader at Hoadley Hide, a hiking competition run by Scouts Victoria. Here her positive attitude, strong leadership skills, and determination helped her team to overcome challenges and discover their potential. A Bravery Award was also presented to Liesel in February 2020 at Government House. Liesel always makes sure to have a lot of fun along the way.
Liesel has acknowledged the help of her leaders and supporters, particularly Samantha Bourke, Guide Leader at Rosebud and Cat Anderson, Ranger Guide Leader at Bentleigh. The Girls Guides Association of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula and Glen Eira Districts and Mornington Peninsula Magazine all congratulate Liesel on her deserved achievement.
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