Top awards for Guides


TOP awards were presented on an important date in the Girl-guiding calendar.

Anne Flemming, Commissioner for Alfreton District, presented Morgan Metherington and Emily Priest, of 1st Somercotes Guides, with their Baden Powell Award badges and certificates.

This is the highest award a Guide can achieve and both girls had completed ten challenges from five zones and had been on a Baden Powell adventure to celebrate their achievements.

Jasmine Taylor, a former Rainbow and Brownie and now a Guide with 1st Riddings and Ironville Guide,s made her Promise as a Guide and was presented with badge and certificate by Mrs Flemming.

Further presentations were made by Mrs Flemming to Shelley Dyer upon completion of section four of the Leadership Scheme to become the leader of Alfreton District Senior Section and to Claire Rawson, who received a five-year service bar.

The ceremony at the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, formed part of Thinking Day celebrations, marking the joint birthdays of the movement’s founder, Lord Baden-Powell and his wife Lady Baden-Powell.

The national theme was Beautiful Planet and there were earth, water and air activities for the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to try their hand at, with Senior Section members on hand to help and give out drinks. A Zumba session, led by Stephanie Burton, upped the tempo.

There was the customary candle-lighting ceremony with greetings being sent to Girlguiding sisters all over the world.