Girlguides flock to Skegness talk

Pictured are (rear) Margaret McGregor, author Janie Hampton and Wendy McCallum; (front) Sophie Peck and Jade Edmonds. Photo by John Crossland.

Pictured are (rear) Margaret McGregor, author Janie Hampton and Wendy McCallum; (front) Sophie Peck and Jade Edmonds. Photo by John Crossland.

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OVER 200 Girlguiding volunteers flocked to Skegness at the weekened for a talk from an author and awards presentation.

The volunteers from Girlguiding Lincolnshire South travelled to the North Shore Hotel to hear Janie Hampton speak about her book ‘How the Girl Guides Won the War’.

Janie said: “When I researched my book I was inspired by the stories I came across and it was great to hear that the work of guiding is continuing today. It is clear that guiding is an organisation that empowers girls and young women.”

Long service awards and certificates were presented to 32 women, of whom nine were for 30 or 40 years as active members of Guiding. Katie Scales works at Our Chalet, the Guides’ World Centre in Switzerland, and was presented with the Queen’s Guide Award - the highest achievement possible in Guiding for a young woman.

The Laurel Award was presented to Janette Abbott-Donnelly, the Region Deputy Chief Commissioner, for her outstanding service to Guiding.

Wendy McCallum, County Commissioner said: “I am so thrilled how many people attended. It was a pleasure to be able to present so many awards and to thank everyone for all they do to make guiding in Lincolnshire South so successful”.

The afternoon began with Brownies from Burgh singing a song written by one of their leaders, Misty Culpin.