7th Louth Guides held an Open Evening last month, and during the evening two Guides were presented with the Baden-Powell Challenge Award - the highest award in Guiding.
To achieve this award, the Guides have to show commitment to Guiding. They must have made their promise, gained at least two interest badges, and completed 10 challenges. To finish the award, the Guides have to take part in an adventure which is a residential event. Their adventure was a weekend on the James Cook sailing yacht which is based at Royal Quay’s Marina, North Shields.
During the weekend they learnt how to steer the yacht, set the sails and navigations skills. Both girls thoroughly enjoyed their experience. They have both worked very hard and thoroughly deserve to receive this award.
During the evening all the Guides ran stalls including a raffle, cake stall, tombola and games. £220 was raised, which is to be spilt between Guide Dogs for the Blind and also ‘Take Heart’, a charity which provides care and comfort to patients and their families at the Yorkshire Heart Centre at Leeds General Infirmary and St James Hospital.
One of the members of 7th Louth Guides benefited very recently from this charity.