Drogheda seven honoured by Girl Guides
Seven Drogheda girls were among 137 Girl Guides who received the Trail Blazer National Guide Award - Irish Girl Guides' highest award - at a special ceremony in Croke Park recently.
The girls are Aifric Lydon, Grace Carthy and Megan Nic Dhonnchadha of Cú Chulainn Guides and Aoife Forkin, Katie Daly, Ciara Guilfoyle and Alex Smyth of Millmount Guides.
The 137 Girl Guides, aged 14-15, travelled from all corners of the country to receive the award and, with their families, celebrated reaching the pinnacle of Guiding.
Each girl received a Trail Blazer gold pin from Irish Girl Guides (IGG) President Maureen Murphy and a National Guide Award certificate from IGG Assistant Chief Commissioner Áine Divilly.
Congratulating the recipients, IGG President Maureen Murphy said: "You have been committed and worked hard to gain the Award and gained valuable life-skills in the process. Everyone has put her own stamp on the challenges, which is inspiring. Everyone here has the skills to make a positive contribution to her community and society going forward."
Carina Egan, Chair of IGG Guide Branch, said that, without the hard work and commitment of the 137 girls, there would be no celebrations.
Irish Girl Guides welcomes new members from age 5+ and volunteer leaders from age 18+. Previous experience of Guiding is not necessary. To find out more, see www.irishgirlguides.ie. Tel: 01 6683898.