Girls earn highest guiding award

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A massive 24 girls from 7th Pocklington (Tuesday) Guides and NWW Rangers received national awards during a celebration evening.

Fifteen girls received their BP Award, the highest award a Guide can gain, between December 2014 and July 2015.

They earned it through a series of different challenges each Guide chooses, ranging from organising a sponsored event for the Nepal earthquake appeal and running a bake off for the whole Guide Unit to completing different badges – first aid, sports, world culture and several more.

All the girls are now members of NWW Division Rangers.

Seven girls were presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award: Alice Boyce, Danielle Davy, Lillian Denson, Isobel Hine, Emily Hogben, Claire Munro and Harriet Rothwell-Inch.

Grace Watson and Martha Watkin were presented with their silver award, while Lorna Blackmore and Lindsay Etherington have both gained it since the evening.

Several girls are about to complete gold.

During the evening, girls showed displays and gave presentations about the DofE expeditions.

Twenty five girls took part between June and September.

Leader and Division Commissioner Bronia Trynka-Watson said she was very proud of all the girls who had achieved a huge amount.

Anyone interested in guiding within the local area can register at www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved.aspx or contact Bronia via guidingbronia@yahoo.com or on 01759 304737.