Four members of 11th Ramsbottom (Holcombe) Guides are celebrating after receiving the highest accolade for Guides – the Baden-Powell Challenge Award.

Lauren Moppett (14), Amber Hewitt, Rebecca White (both 15) and Annabelle Worth (16) received their awards at a recent presentation evening at Emmanuel Holcombe CE Primary School – where the group hold their weekly meetings. The awards were presented by Jenny Burton – Bury North Division President.

The teenagers completed a range of exciting activities over a twelve month period to achieve the award, including organising and running a mini Olympics; building a bivouac, sleeping overnight in it and then making breakfast; and volunteering at a local Rainbow Unit each week.
Rebecca said “I particularly enjoyed the residential camp after I had completed all the award clauses, we had lots of fun and made new friends”

L-R: Jenny Burton (Division President), Kathryn Fry (Guide Leader), Amber Hewitt, Annabelle Worth, Rebecca White, Lauren Moppett, Janet Howarth (Guide Leader), Lynne Warner (Holcombe District Commissioner).

L-R: Jenny Burton (Division President), Kathryn Fry (Guide Leader), Amber Hewitt, Annabelle Worth, Rebecca White, Lauren Moppett, Janet Howarth (Guide Leader), Lynne Warner (Holcombe District Commissioner).

Guider Leader Kathryn Fry said: “We are very proud of the girls for completing their Baden-Powell Award”.

Janet Howarth – another Guide Leader added: “This marks the end of a lot of effort and dedication, and is something they can look back on with pride for years to come”.

Guides must complete ten challenges in different categories – which include Healthy lifestyles, Global awareness, and Celebrating diversity – as well as the Baden-Powell Adventure Challenge residential camp.

Girlguiding gives girls and young women their own space to have fun, be themselves, build brilliant friendships and gain skills.

If you want to get involved, contact Girlguiding on 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.