Eight senior members of Duns Guides went to The Hungry Snout near Cranshaws to celebrate the completion of their Baden-Powell Challenge.
The girls chose to celebrate with a barbecue, a splash in the river with a duck race and a traditional campfire to finish the night. The girls’ parents came along at the beginning of the evening to watch the girls being presented with their awards.
The Baden-Powell Challenge Award is the highest award a Guide can achieve. Guides need to complete ten clauses and to finish the award girls are required to take part in a Baden-Powell adventure.
The girls started the Award last August and over the year worked on various challenges. Some girls showed their creative side by making beautiful collages about themselves, while others discovered more about topics such as Fair Trade and global issues. Some showed their leadership skills by volunteering at a Brownie Camp, organising Rainbow Halloween parties and holding various evenings for their friends at Guides such as a disability-awareness night, a fitness evening and a relaxation night. Others helped at a district event with the theme ‘The World Goes Tartan’. To complete their award, some girls chose to complete interest badges, including cooks, interpreter and fire safety.
The final element of the award was to attend a Baden-Powell adventure. Four girls went to York and enjoyed meeting other Guides. Three others went to North Berwick to camp with Guides from Edinburgh.
Congratulations go to Rebecca Anderson, Kirsten Cowe, Reese Forrest, Amy Learmonth Sarah Scott, Kara White and Rebecca Whitehead. Unfortunately Rebekah Armstrong was unwell on the weekend of her adventure so has not yet completed her award.