Each year around four or five young people from Guernsey's uniformed youth organisations are selected to serve as Lieutenant-Governor's Cadets. They play a special role in supporting The Queen's Representative at official and public functions throughout the year.
The Cadets are chosen each summer and are appointed in September, to serve for one year. Young people aged between 15 and 18 years old on 1st September are invited to apply.
For further information please contact:
Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
Les Ozouets Campus, Les Ozouets
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Telephone number: 01481 756099
This years cadets are:
JOSHUA ANDERSON, AUTISM GUERNSEY
Josh is 16 years old, and a student at the Guernsey College of Further Education, He completed his secondary education at St Sampson's High School, where his charitable and supportive nature manifested itself in numerous fundraising initiatives, including the annual West Coast and Everest Challenges. He was also appointed as a peer mentor, and Prefect.
Josh is a loyal and active member of Autism Guernsey's 'The Amazing Club', where he goes out of his way to help new members to settle in. He is also renowned for his dry sense of humour and industrious fundraising activities: his Chocolate Tombola was particularly well received. Josh leads and organises activities for younger members of the group, encouraging friendships and helping them to try out new activities; something he very much enjoys doing himself. He has achieved national certificates in swimming, gymnastics and horse riding, and also enjoys cycling, climbing, badminton and football.
Josh completed his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award last year, developing key skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork, volunteering at the Guille-Allès Library. Josh looks forward to developing these skills further during his Silver Award, which he hopes to complete this year.
In his spare time, Josh is an avid reader, and enjoys going to the gym as well as playing computer games and spending time with the family dog. He is looking forward to speaking out for the youth of Guernsey through engagement with the Youth Forum, as well as experiencing other elements of being a Lieutenant-Governor's Cadet.
EXPLORER SCOUT ROSIE LINANE, LE MONT EXPLORERS
Rosie is in her final year at the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre where she is studying A-Level Music, History, Environmental Science and an Extended Study Project.
She has been involved with Scouting for seven years and is now a senior member of Le Mont Explorer Scouts. As a Young Leader, Rosie has helped supplement children's education through outdoor and creative activities, and was awarded the Student Leadership Accreditation Gold Award, as well as the Care and Consideration Trophy in recognition of her contributions to the wider community.
In 2019, Rosie took part in the 24th World Scout Jamboree in North America. She worked hard to prepare for the expedition, assisting with various fundraising activities including craft stalls, quiz nights and children's activities - which all helped to promote local Scouting. During the Jamboree, Rosie immersed herself in 'camp life', experiencing world cultures through food, friendship and a mutual love of Scouting activities such as diving and mountain biking. She is also proud to represent Guernsey at other off-island Scout Camps, including the County Camp 'Run to the Fun'.
Rosie is currently completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh, having played competitive football as an activity at all three levels of the Award. She plays for the Guernsey Football Association Ladies Team and is part of the Development Squad, which had been looking forward to playing at next year's Island Games.
She also finds time to volunteer with Girl Guiding Guernsey, and completed the Young Leadership Award, training as part of the 9th St. Matthew's Brownies in 2016.
Rosie has been involved in the Guernsey Music Service since she was six years old and currently plays in the Youth Jazz Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra, Guernsey Girls' Choir and Youth Choir. She has visited Germany and Canada with musical ensembles. She enjoys competing in the Guernsey Eisteddfod, and is currently working towards Grade 8 Viola and Vocal Studies, as well as Grade 7 Saxophone.
Rosie is looking forward to University, where she plans to continue her Music studies.
YOUNG LEADER JOSEPH MORRIS, 1ST GUERNSEY SCOUTS GROUP
Joe is currently studying for A-Levels in Geography, History and Environmental Science at the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre. He is also working towards completing his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Joe is a keen Scout and has been with the movement since the age of six, progressing through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. He is now part of Network. Joe has been part of four different groups, covering both land and sea Scouts, giving him a wide range of scouting experience. He particularly enjoys being on the water, sailing, power boating and swimming. His involvement with Sea Scouts, Beau Sejour Swim School and the Guernsey Sailing Trust has gained him many useful boating and lifesaving skills. He is also a very proficient swimmer.
For the past year, Joe has been a Young Leader with the 1st Guernsey Sea Scouts, where his mature character and sense of responsibility have been valued. He has also introduced many new interesting and enjoyable activities to the troop. He contributes to programme ideas at meetings, and is happy to take the lead in planning and running a variety of games and activities, including pioneering, raft building, safety at sea, knots, craft, and team building. During the recent period of 'at-home scouting' Joe contributed many ideas, organising a virtual quiz for Scouts and their families. He also goes out of his way to get to know individual Scouts and takes a mature interest in how they are developing.
Over the last three years Joe has been a helper and then Prefect within his school's History department. He has a passion for all things military, especially aircraft and warships, and speaks enthusiastically about how he and his team have prepared assemblies on key events such as Remembrance and Liberation.
PETTY OFFICER ZEBEDEE WHEELER, ELIZABETH COLLEGE COMBINED CADET FORCE (RN SECTION)
Zeb is currently studying at Elizabeth College, where he joined the CCF in 2017. He has always been interested in history and was very pleased to take part in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry march from Fort George to the White Rock in the June of that year, to mark the centenary of the 1st Battalion's departure. His love of boating and the sea then led him to join the CCF Royal Navy Section, travelling to Snowdonia for adventure training and an annual camp in Weymouth. Zeb feels that the CCF has helped him to grow over the past few years, allowing him to develop skills in such things as knot tying and leadership, and to attain power-boating and PADI open water diving licences.
He also enjoys ceremonial parades, and is proud to represent the other cadets in his section, which he says has a real sense of camaraderie.
Zeb is a personable young man, who describes himself as being able to find conversation in the most unlikely places. He enjoys putting his all into team challenges, helping to organise other members and making sure that everyone feels involved. His problem solving-skills are also an asset to the Section.
Zeb has a strong interest in music, and is a percussionist in the Guernsey Schools Music Service. He achieved Grade 5 with distinction in 2018 and enjoyed performing in Canada in 2019, visiting Niagra Falls, and playing with Canadian orchestras. Back home, he has also performed on numerous occasions as part of the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra and the Guernsey Choral Orchestral Society.
Zeb aims to study modern military history at university, with a view to becoming a history teacher. He was inspired to pursue this career during a recent charity trip to Kenya, teaching classes of African children at a school in Turi.