“The WAGGGS Medal of Service is the highest form of recognition that WAGGGS can bestow and is awarded to individuals (volunteers or staff) who have distinguished themselves in their outstanding service to Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting at national and global level. The Medal of Service expresses gratitude to members of the Association whose service is considered to be exceptional, noteworthy and/or extraordinary in nature.”
Andii has been a key player in the WAGGGS Global Team for many years. Through her strong commitment to non-formal education principles, she has contributed to building the capacity of Member Organisations around the world to offer an exciting, relevant and learner-led high-quality Girl Guide/Girl Scout Experience to their members.
As the author and editor of many tools, resources, games and activity packs that have become synonymous with WAGGGS, Andii has transformed the way people practise Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting across the world.
Andii’s commitment to the Movement and its members all around the world is best seen through her strong determination to constantly innovate.
“Andii challenges herself not only to think outside the box, but to question the need for a box at all. This pushes others to think innovatively and come up with creative solutions in difficult times, always with the objective to meet the needs of girls in a changing world.”
Andii is also an empowering mentor and role-model for staff and volunteers all around the world: her behaviours and attitudes make others feel valued, supported and empowered to do their best, demonstrating how daily use of the WAGGGS leadership model can help you develop empathy, use other people’s differences as assets and make an impact on girls and women everywhere.
Without her leadership, creativity and reflective behaviour, millions of young people would not be the active global citizens they are today.