WORLD Thinking Day, held on Friday, February 22, was a double cause for celebration for Sarah Howe, from the 2nd Brechin Girl Guide.
Sarah was presented with her Baden-Powell Challenge certificate from County Commissioner, Fonia Dalziel during their ‘World Thinking Day’ service (see page 11 for more information), held on the birthday of the girl guide founders.
The Bade Powell Challenge, which was named in honour of Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, who founded the girl guides movement, is the highest award available in girl guiding.
In order to start the challenge, a guide needs to have the following:-
Made the girl guide Promise
Gained at least two Guide Challenge Badges
Gained at least two interest badges.
The challenge is divided into five zones:-
Skills and relationships
Guides need to complete ten clauses in total. They must select one from each zone, then five additional clauses.
In order to complete the awards, guides participate in a Baden-Powell Adventure. The adventures are usually residential events organised by the county, or country, for all guides in the area taking part in the challenge.