Award for Banagher girl guides

Three Banagher Irish Girl Guides members joined fellow members from around the country to receive the highest award in Guiding.

Three Banagher Irish Girl Guides members joined fellow members from around the country to receive the highest award in Guiding.

Soracha Moran, Ashton O’Rourke, and Niamh Carroll from St Rynagh’s Unit achieved the prestigious award on Saturday, May 12.

Sixty-two Irish Girl Guides from around the country received their Gold Awards, the highest award in the organisation.

The girls travelled to the Gresham Hotel in Dublin for the award presentation. Dublin’s Cllr Dermot Lacey presented the awards, along with Irish Girl Guides President Maureen Dillon.

The Gold Award is the highest award in Guiding. To gain this award the girls have to work on their own initiative to carry out their varied challenges, they must demonstrate self-motivation, commitment and enthusiasm, carry out environmental projects and get out into the community.

Maureen Dillon, President of the Irish Girl Guides, stated, “We are extremely proud to recognise the achievement made by our members. We are happy to celebrate the hard work and commitment they have made to the environment, to their communities, and to becoming responsible citizens of the world.”