Emily goes for Gold in trek of a lifetime to Estonia

Emily Stone
Emily Stone

A Girlguiding member from Biggleswade is getting ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime later this year when she travels to Estonia to take part in an exciting community development project.

Travelling alongside five other Girlguiding members, Emily Stone will participate in the Guiding Overseas Linked with Development scheme – otherwise known as GOLD.

She will travel to Estonia for three weeks in July and will take part in a range of vital community development projects ranging from developing a training scheme to recruiting new members for the movement In Estonia.

Emily, 24, said: “I’m so excited to have been selected to participate in project like GOLD. It is one of a kind and being able to travel to Estonia alongside fiver other Girlguiding members will be a totally new experience for me and one I intend to make the most of.

“GOLD represents what guiding is all about. It’s about breaking down barriers and having fun with others. We as a group are really hopeful we can achieve this during our time in Estonia.”

The GOLD project has been one of the core opportunities open to Girlguiding members between the ages of 18 and 30 since its inception over 20 years ago, with participants travelling as far afield as Peru, Madagascar, Latvia, Rwanda and Cambodia.

Emily, assistant leader at 12th Letchworth St Hugh’s Brownies is raising funds ahead of her trip to Estonia. So far she has done this by organising a fun dog show, running a hot drinks stand at a sponsored dog walk, running a baked goods stall, distributing a general knowledge quiz and making a campfire songbook.

If you would like to support Emily’s trip by helping her raise funds please contact her at stonerockpebble1991@hotmail.com.

For more information on GOLD and how to join Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, call 0800 169 5901 or visit Girlguiding.org.uk