Volunteer trip for Matlock Girl Guide

Rebecca Briddon represented Derbyshire at an international Guide event in Mexico
Rebecca Briddon represented Derbyshire at an international Guide event in Mexico
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A Guide from Matlock has returned from a volunteering trip to Edinburgh.

Becka Briddon, 18, was in Scotland as part of the volunteer team supporting the 34th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Becka, an assistant leader with the first Matlock Green Rainbows, was part of the volunteer team supporting the 34th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

The conference was organised by Girlguiding UK who recruited young members to be part of the 30-strong service team of volunteers.

Becka spent the week writing articles for the daily newsletter, interviewing delegates from around the world and representing the young Girlguiding UK membership at the opening and closing ceremonies. She also had the opportunity to see how the worldwide movement makes its decisions and moves into the future. Becka, who is also about to begin studying drama at university, said: “Working at the World Conference was the opportunity of a lifetime to experience so many different cultures in one place and it really helped me appreciate what many of us take for granted, for example, a safe place to sleep and freedom of speech.

“I am passionate about Girlguiding UK because it offers such fantastic opportunities for girls and young women that are relevant today and the world they are growing up in. For me, living in a very ordinary family from a small town, to have the opportunity to represent my home county of Derbyshire at an international event is something that I would never have dreamed would happen to me.”