WEST NORFOLK: Awards for guiding lights
Guide leaders from across West Norfolk have been recognised for their long service and special expertise in support roles.
Four stalwarts of Guides and Brownie groups in the area – who have more than a century of serving the community between them – were honoured for their contribution to guiding in the borough during a social evening held at the Gaywood Church Rooms.
County Commissioner, Pat Pinnington, received the Laurel Award for her outstanding service to guiding from media personality and Girl Guiding’s Norfolk president Carol Bundock.
And county commissioner certificates were presented to: Jayne Lawson of Tilney St Lawrence Brownies, who has been a leader for 23 years and Sheila Fysh, who has been a guide leader at North Wootton for 23 years and camp adviser for 14 years.
Sue Groves, the King’s Lynn Commissioner and leader of Terrington St Clement Brownies, who has been a leader for 25 years, and Jenny Blunt, the divisional treasurer with more than 40 years’ service, were also presented with certificates.
And Helen Brittain received a Good Service Award for commissioner support.
Mrs Groves said: “The leaders have given many girls numerous opportunities to be challenged by new adventures and experiences, develop self-respect and self-confidence, take pride in achievement, make their own decisions, learn teamwork, make friends and have fun.”
Leaders were valued for everything they did and the difference they made to the lives of girls and young women.
Speakers at the meeting were Ranger Guide Amy Williams, of North Wootton, who spoke about her visit to Peru, and Kelly Mendham, the assistant leader of Reffley Brownies, who spoke about her visit to India.
On display during the evening was the King’s Lynn Division’s new standard, which will be used at Thinking Day services and special parades.
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