Fab first year for Maybole guides

The guides with their certificates
The guides with their certificates

1st Maybole Guides celebrated the end of a very productive first year in the Carrick Centre, Maybole recently.

Their family and friends attended and the evening began with a presentation of slides highlighting the achievements and events attended over the course of their first session.

This included Tartan Gig, where the girls made their promise for the first time in front of Sue Walker, Girl Guiding Scottish Chief Commissioner; a sleepover at Glasgow Science Centre; and Thinking Day at Nether Auchendrane.

The success of each girl was celebrated as they were presented with a Guide bag bought with a donation from Maybole Trefoil Guild, containing every badge that had been achieved during the session.

Over 250 badges were issued, and 1st Maybole Guides were delighted to have Kayleigh Haggo along to present each girl with their Guide Bag and certificate. Kayleigh is an inspiration to all, particularly to the young girls in 1st Maybole Guides, and it was greatly appreciated when she agreed to present the awards.

The evening closed with a vote of thanks from Guide Leader Lorna Thomson, who thanked family and friends for their continued support during the first session, offering particular thanks to those local groups who had supported the group financially, allowing many activities to be funded and subsidised.

All were invited into the Café afterwards for a cup of tea and some goodies that the girls had prepared as part of their Party Planner Badge. A great evening was had by all and 1st Maybole Guides look forward to their next session and all the exciting events they have planned.

Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women with 61,375 members in 3,500 units throughout Scotland. If you would like to be part of it you can do so through JoinUs: https://enquiryym.girlguiding.org.uk. For enquiries about the Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Units in Carrick District please contact Anne McFadyen, anne1stcrosshill@hotmail.co.uk.