Three members of the 1st Aylesbury (Lady Smyth’s Own) Guide Unit have been presented with the Baden Powell Challenge Award, the highest achievement in the organisation. Pictured from left are Hannah Skinner, Emily Francis and Hannah Walker, all 15, at their presentation on Sunday, May 10. The awards have been made following 18 months of work and the challenge is individual to each guide.
Selecting their own elements to follow, they have completed research projects on issues such as fair trade, prepared and ran meetings for the other guides in the unit including patrol cooking competitions and mini Olympics tornaments. The award culminates with attending a challenge weekend with other award candidates.
Two of the girls have now moved on to join rangers, the next section in girlguiding and all are also volunteering with our younger sections on a weekly basis.
Debbie Potter, guide leader, said: “I am very proud of the girls for completing the award, they are the first to complete it in our unit for a number of years. They have inspired our younger members to also work towards the award which is great. We had a lovely evening presentation at a campfire with the guides and their families which was very special.”