Four West Cork teens receive highest Girl Guide Award

Emily Gleave of Kinsale Girl Guides pictured after receiving her Trail Blazer Award – the highest award in Guiding – at the National Guide Awards ceremony in Croke Park. Pictured from left: Irish Girl Guides President Maureen Dillon, Kinsale Guide Leader Carol-Anne O’Reilly, Emily Gleave, IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon and Guide Branch Chair Carol O’Brady.  

Posted on: 8th November, 2016

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Emily Gleave of Kinsale Girl Guides pictured after receiving her Trail Blazer Award – the highest award in Guiding – at the National Guide Awards ceremony in Croke Park. Pictured from left: Irish Girl Guides President Maureen Dillon, Kinsale Guide Leader Carol-Anne O’Reilly, Emily Gleave, IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon and Guide Branch Chair Carol O’Brady.  

Four West Cork teenagers have received Irish Girl Guides’ highest award – the Trail Blazer National Guide Award. Emily Gleave of Kinsale Girl Guides, Andrea Cotter from Ardilaun Guides, Macroom and Ciara Aherne and Clodagh Perrott from St Peter’s Guides, Bandon were among 68 girls from around the country to blaze a trail to Croke Park on October 22, with their proud families and Guide leaders, to celebrate reaching the pinnacle of Guiding.

Each Girl Guide received a Trail Blazer gold pin and a National Guide Award certificate from Irish Girl Guides (IGG) President Maureen Dillon and IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon.

The Trail Blazer pin, which was awarded for the first time this year as part of IGG’s new Journey Programme, is made in recognition of the successful completion of a series of challenges, including teamwork activities, outdoor survival skills, community service, global awareness and working with younger IGG members to help them develop confidence, independence and essential life-skills.

Presenting the awards, IGG President Maureen Dillon said: “All of you here today are worthy recipients of the highest award in Guiding. Each of you has worked hard on your own initiative and, in doing so, demonstrated self-motivation, commitment and enthusiasm.

“You have each blazed a trail during your time in IGG in order to receive this Award and I have no doubt that all of you will continue to blaze a trail – not just in your local communities but in wider society too. We are hugely proud of each and every one of you.”

Irish Girl Guides welcomes new members from age five and volunteer leaders from age 18. Previous experience of Guiding is not necessary. To find out more, see www.irishgirlguides.ie. 01 6683898.

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