Middleton Guides’ Gold Awards

Four more Guides from the 5th Middleton group have achieved their Gold Awards, despite the restrictions of the pandemic.

The Gold Award, the highest award in Guiding, was awarded to Emily Butterworth (14), Sophie Hinton (14), Rosie Leary (14) and Amelia Wood (13) last month.

We asked the girls about the work they had put in to gain the award:

Rosie said:

“My most challenging part was pushing myself out of my comfort zone, especially caving. I like being patrol leader and helping the younger girls.”

Sophie said:

“The most enjoyable part was getting to do all the badges and activities with my guiding friends and sisters. My final challenge was the Three Peaks and even horrible British weather could stop me! Thank you to all guide leaders and more for helping me get where I am today!”

Emily commented:

“The most exciting part was learning how to paddleboard. The biggest challenge was completing the badges I needed to.”

Amelia added:

“I really enjoyed my final challenge where I did an A-Z of outdoor challenges which included everything from Go Ape to a zip wire. Some of the interest badges were difficult to do, but I really learnt a lot.”

Some readers may remember Amelia from 2019 when we reported on her achievement of gaining all 57 interest badges as a Brownie.

The 5th Middleton group meet at South Leeds URC Church, Nesfield Road, Belle Isle every Friday evening.
They have four sections for different age groups: Rainbows (4-7 years), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) and Rangers (14-18). If you are interested in joining the unit, or any other unit, please visit: bit.ly/GuidesSL


Photo: Gold Award achievers: Rosie Leary, Sophie Hinton, Emily Butterworth and Amelia Wood