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Hearing Dog gives Bromley Young Leader the confidence to pursue girlguiding opportunites

Amelia, a Ranger and Young Leader with 12th Bromley Brownies, has spent the Easter weekend brushing the cobwebs off the bunting ready for the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations, helped by her Hearing Dog, Scamp.

Diagnosed as severe to profoundly deaf at the age of 4, Amelia struggled with friendships and felt very lonely.  However on starting Brownies, she was made to feel very welcome, and Amelia’s guiding journey begun.  Amelia enjoyed Brownies so much that she happily progressed onto Guides.

At the age of 13, Amelia received Hearing Dog, Scamp, and he really changed her life.  Scamp, gave Amelia the confidence to pursue the opportunities girlguiding offered her.  With Scamp by her side, and encouragement from her local District,  Amelia has moved onto Rangers and become a Young Leader.  She completed the Young Leader Qualification, and has almost completed the Adult Leadership Qualification.  She has completed her Bronze DofE and has now started her Gold DofE.  Amelia has passed her British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1, and is now working towards her Level 2.

Amelia also finds time to fundraise for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, so that other people can have a life changing Hearing Dog like Scamp.

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