Talented Friezland girls receive highest Guide award

A GROUP of Guides from 21st Oldham Friezland Guides have been presented with their Baden Powell Challenge Award – the highest award a Guide can receive.

Sally Gibson, Milly Crickett, Faith Schofield, District Commissioner Catherine Brierley, Hannah Kearney and Beth Taylor

The presentation was made by Catherine Brierley, District Commissioner and Guide Leader to Sally Gibson, Milly Crickett, Faith Schofield, Hannah Kearney and Beth Taylor.

To be able to work towards the Baden Powell Challenge Award, a Guide must have gained two challenge badges and at least two interest badges.

The Baden Powell Challenge is made up of five zones: Healthy Lifestyles, Global Awareness, Discovery, Skills and Relationships and Celebrating Diversity.

The Guides challenged themselves by organising an international evening, approaching the tough subjects of online safety and bullying, fundraising towards their Baden Powell challenge weekend, litter picking and leading the discussion on Fair Trade.

The Baden Powell Challenge Weekend is for Guides who are approaching the end of their journey towards the award.

The camp brings Guides together and presents them with the opportunities to take part in new, fun activities and complete the remaining clauses of their challenge.

Faith said: ‘The Baden Powel weekend was one of the best experiences of my life!”

Sally added: “I will build on the skills I learnt doing my Baden Powell award and the weekend away was awesome!”

Catherine Brierley, Guide Leader, said: “We are extremely proud of the hard work they put in to fulfil their Baden Powell clauses. They showed fantastic leadership skills.

“All the girls should be proud of themselves and each other.”

Girlguiding gives girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

If you want to get involved, find out more online: www.girlguiding.org.uk


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