Duns Guides receive Baden-Powell Challenge Award

Nine girls from 1st Duns Guides have received The Baden-Powell Challenge Award, the highest award a Guide can achieve.

The girls were required to complete ten clauses in total. These included attending a Go4It Weekend at Netherurd, completing the Party Planner Badge, producing cookbooks, organising cooking competitions, leading mini olympics and co-operative games evenings.

Some girls raised money for the Guide Friendship Fund, found out about Fair Trade and investigated various global issues. Most of the girls also chose to make a collage all about ‘Me’, to find out a little bit more about themselves. One girl completed The Patrol Camp Permit.

Each was asked to fundraise to attend their ‘Adventure’. Fundraisers included quizzes, sponsored cycles, a sponsored swim and a sponsored walk.

All these events were very successful and a huge thank you goes to everyone who supported them in any way.

To finish the Award, the Guides had to attend a Baden-Powell Adventure. Four girls headed off to Durham where they visited Beamish, Durham Cathedral and completed a town trail. Three girls went to Dalguise near Dunkeld, where they had a go on the high ropes course and giant swing. Two girls went on a city adventure to Edinburgh where they visited Camera Obscura, went to the cinema and out for tea.

Congratulations to Sophie Anderson, Eve Barker, Matea Clay-Parker, Megan Hay, Jasmin Little, Sophie Morton, Katie Paxton, Freja Raiker and Leona Rhind who received their Awards from County Commissioner Eileen McLean.