Mayor hands out awards to hard-working Girl Guides

At Ely Beet Club, are 1st Ely Guides receiving medals, (l-r) Saskia Winkle, with her Baden Powell aw

At Ely Beet Club, are 1st Ely Guides receiving medals, (l-r) Saskia Winkle, with her Baden Powell award, Ely Mayor Lis Every, Verity Grain, with her Silver Duke of Edinburgh award, and Kim Watts, with her Baden Powell award, - Credit: Archant

The hard work of three Girl Guides from Ely was recognised at a special award ceremony, on Saturday.

The mayor of Ely, Cllr Lis Every, was on hand at Ely Beet Club to present Saskia Winkle and Kim Watts with their Baden-Powell awards and Verity Grain with her silver Duke of Edinburgh award.

All three girls are with the 1st Ely Guide group.

Baden-Powell awards can take up to a year to complete and involve the Guides completing a series of challenges, including camping and craft.

The award is named after the founders of the movement, Agnes and Robert Baden-Powell.

Chris Turnbull who helps run 1st Ely Guides said “We are very pleased for the girls because quite often Guides leave before they finish the Baden-Powell award.”

Anyone interested in joining the Girl Guides should visit www.girlguiding.org.uk