Baden-Powell Challenge Award

Guides Susanna, Isla, Naomi, Lauren and Marnie cutting their celebration cake
Guides Susanna, Isla, Naomi, Lauren and Marnie cutting their celebration cake

Five Guides from 1st Duns Guides recently received their Baden-Powell Challenge Award - the highest award a girl can achieve in the Guide section.

It is personally challenging and involves sustained effort over a period of time.

The girls have taken part in a variety of activities over the past year to complete the ten clauses required for the award: running a games night for younger girls; a relaxation session for the older girls; completion of a number of interest badges; extending existing hobbies; researching the life of a child in a Developing Country: and fundraising activities such as bake sales, collating a cookbook, theatre reviews, plus one of the girls gave a stunning display of ballet.

Taking part in Baden-Powell Adventure is also required and three of the girls went to the north of England for a weekend adventure while the other two headed for Stirling.

The successful Guides - Susanna, Isla, Naomi, Lauren and Marnie - were presented with their Baden-Powell Challenge Awards by unit leader and County Commissioner, Eileen McLean and most are now Rangers.