Tessa Bryson, a member of the Carisbrooke/Newport Ranger Unit has gained a Girlguiding Gold Award. She is the first Ranger on the Island to gain this award which was introduced with Girlguiding’s New Programme.

This Ranger Gold Award is a special achievement and gives each participant the opportunity to put everything they’ve learned through the Ranger Programme into practice and demonstrate their leadership skills by undertaking an activity in their local community.

To gain the award Tessa has completed all six Theme awards, Know Myself, Express Myself, Be Well, Have Adventures, Take Action, and Skills for My Future. She also completed interest badges including morals and values, genealogy, women’s rights, cooking, self care, sport, festival goer, costumes, event planning, entrepreneur and voting.

Ranger leader Emily Knight said,” Huge congratulations to Tessa. It is an amazing achievement and thank you to Jeannette Ralph, the Isle of Wight Ranger Commissioner, for presenting this award to her.”

Jeanette added, “ This new Ranger Programme is an excellent way for young women to gain confidence as well as learning life skills. The local Ranger units always welcome new members and any young women aged 14-18 can find out more at the Isle of Wight or national Girlguiding websites.”