16 Baden-Powell adventure participants from nine units across the county took part in their Baden-Powell adventure last weekend. Challenges for the two-day event included making balloon furniture, making stained glass windows on a fused tile and exploring Ely and its Cathedral.
The group were surprised at the end of the afternoon by Paula Syred (County Management Team) and Hope Bissett, aged 14, (newly trained media spokesperson for Girlguiding) who were waiting for the group outside the cathedral. Paula met the group to surprise Avril Squire, county Baden-Powell Challenge Adviser, with a County brooch “The Lily”. The certificate reads “for making our County Baden-Powell Challenges accessible, reasonably priced and fun; for helping in a positive, helpful way with County Centenary and a wide range of County Outdoor events; and for her support of Fenland Division as Assistant Commissioner, especially by further broadening horizons in Chatteris District.”
Hope was on hand to talk to the girls about the weekend and to find out what they thought of the adventure. “The comments from the girls were amazing”, said Hope, “one girl told me she loved it and would do it again any day. While another participant said, most of the day has been a surprise so I’m looking forward to what’s coming next!”.