Girl Guides Association of Barbados Awards Ceremony
The Girl Guides Association of Barbados held its Awards Ceremony last Saturday at Solidarity House on Hindsbury Road in St Michael.
Featured speaker, Cynthia Forde a Minister of Parliament and a former Guider, praised the Association and lauded its continued work in Barbados. She noted that it was important for the girls to have good examples and they should truly look at themselves in the mirror and see if they liked what they saw.
Using the theme "What is your mirror image?" Forde challenged the audience to look at what was happening in the society and how everyone's actions have contributed to it.
She told the girls that while it was great to watch style and new things, it was important for them to set goals and high standards and live up to them. Knowing self was very important and the Girl Guides was an excellent place to develop.
Parents and friends along with the adult leaders turned out to celebrate the achievements of over 100 Blossoms and Brownies who earned their Barbados Awards.
The evening also saw leaders receiving their license for Pack Holiday, Commandant and Quarter Master. This year also three outstanding members recieved the highest award than can be bestowed on a member; The Laurel Award. The proud recepients were Rita Nicholls, Velda small and Esme Bascombe.
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Congratulations are in order to Lyana Boyce and Cherricky Grant who were successful in achieving the Barbados Brownie Award. Both girls as seen in this photo with their Guider Mrs. Sheron Griffith received their certificate at the Awards Ceremony at the Barbados Workers Union headquarters today.
Both girls had started working on the badge in June of last year and after many late nights and long days they completed it in November of 2011. In addition to the booklet which was prepared, Cherricky achieved 26 badges in her 3 years with the Vauxhall unit, with Lyana achieving 1 more during the same period. Both girls now join a long line of 15 Barbados Brownies produced from the unit starting from 2006 with Ashley Roberts and Ria Griffith.
We wish them continued success in their new schools.