Boggabri girl Chloe Devine is one of 11 teenagers chosen for the Girl Guides NSW & ACT Girl Advisory Panel (GAP).
The 15-year-old will be on the panel for 12 months and will represent the Guides on a state level.
Chloe is in the Boggabri Girl Guides and said she applied for the panel in late 2017 in a hope of promoting rural branches.
“I think there’s a lot of things that Guides in rural areas need,” she said.
“I thought it would be good to ask the other Guides in my unit what they’d like to see. The girls said they’d like to see more camps.”
The St Mary’s student said she found out that she was successful in January via an email.
“I was very excited,” she said.
“I couldn’t believe I was chosen. I was the only Girl Guide from the north west inland region that was chosen.”
Chloe travelled to Turramurra earlier this month to meet the 10 other girls on the panel and became part of the marketing and communications sub-committee team.
“The guides from last year’s GAP started a newsletter and we decided to continue that,” she said.
Within the sub-committee, Chloe has a specific role, which involves distributing information on new Girl Guides badges and gathering content for the newsletter.
“I give information on badges that have come out and the contribution blurb is for anyone that wants to tell their story,” she said.
The Year 10 student will mainly keep in touch with other panel members through teleconferences but will also spend time with them face-to-face a few times a year.
“The Guides, we all get along very well,” she said.
“I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings.”
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