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Upminster guides take on challenges to receive special award

PUBLISHED: 16:54 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 20 March 2017

6th Upminster Guides. Picture: Sally Thomson

6th Upminster Guides. Picture: Sally Thomson

Sally Thomson

A group of guides who have grown into "independent and king young women", were delighted to receive a special award.

The 6th Upminster Guides, based at the Church of St Laurence, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, were presented with their Baden-Powell Challenge Awards, the highest prize that can be given to a guide.

Each of the eight girls set themselves different challenges that come under the categories of discovery, healthy lifestyles, celebrating diversity, global awareness and skills and relationships.

From running a Fair Trade event and visiting a nature reserve to planting crocus bulbs at the Clockhouse Gardens in Upminster and learning about a developing country, the guides have been keeping themselves busy in order to win their awards.

Guider of the group Sally Thomson said: “They started at guides when they were 10-years-old and I have seen them grow into thoughtful, independent and kind young women.

“To achieve this award they have shown strong desire and determination to succeed.

“They have been totally committed to guides and turn up every week.

“By working together for this award they have also developed great friendship bonds with each other.”

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