Girlguiding Staffordshire has celebrated the achievements of some of its most successful young women.
The celebration took the form of an awards evening at the Staffordshire County Council Buildings in Stafford, where almost one hundred of Girlguiding Staffordshire’s 14 to 25 year olds were publicly recognised for the awards they had achieved over the past year.
Speaking about the evening, Girlguiding Staffordshire’s County Commissioner, Maureen Recine said:
“This is a wonderful event that celebrates the achievements of our most successful young women. It congratulates them on their success, promotes the many other opportunities that Girlguiding can offer them and of course shows them how proud we are of their achievements.”
The Baden Powell Challenge Award is the highest award a girl can gain in the Guide section. Over 60 of these awards were presented to Girl Guides from across Staffordshire.
A further 18 girls received their Young Leader Qualification. The Young Leader Qualification is open to members aged 14 to 16 years of age who have moved on from Guides and are developing their leadership skills by helping to run a unit and becoming Girlguiding Staffordshire’s leaders of the future.
The awards ceremony also saw the presentation of six Chief Guide’s Challenge awards. This is the second highest award that members can work towards in guiding and offers them to opportunity to try new skills or improve on an existing skill or hobby alongside a wealth of guiding activities to take part in to a high standard.
Additionally one Senior Section Camp Permit, two Commonwealth Awards, three Bronze and three Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards were presented.
You can view all of the photos from the awards ceremony in our Flickr album.