High-five for Galashiels Guide Unit

Lara Gueldner, Cara Smith, Isabella Timmins, Gemma Stoddart and Lauren Thomson – members of the 1st Galashiels Guide Unit – have been presented with their Baden-Powell Challenge Award by Gail Fox, county commissioner for Tweed Valley.

The ceremony took place at an evening barbecue held at Wooplaw Woods, near Galashiels, attended by their family, friends and the rest of the unit.

The five girls have gained the highest award a Guide can achieve by completing 10 different challenges. Some of these were organising a mini-Olympics, fundraising for the Guide Friendship Fund, celebrating a festival from another culture, a disability awareness evening and using their IT skills to make a new resource for the unit. They also gained several badges, including Healthy Lifestyles, Independent Living, Cook, Culture and Water Safety.

Pictured, back row, from left, Emma Rae (assistant Guide leader), Gail Fox, Alison Henry (Guide leader); front, Isabella Timmins, Lauren Thomson, Cara Smith, Lara Gueldner and Gemma Stoddart.