Eight girl guides from the Girl Guides Association of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) last Sunday, February 26, attained the Chief Commissioner’s Award for their exemplary commitment to God, country, and community service. The Chief Commissioner’s Award is the highest award in girl guiding and is reserved for girl guides who not only strive to achieve these ideals but complementarily, the awardees attained a wide cross-section of badges, have local, regional, and international guiding and leadership exposure and strive to continually observe the ideals of guiding in their daily lives, a release from the organisation states. Those receiving awards are: Azaria Commissiong; Adia Daniel; Thalia DeShong; Myracle Doyle; Jonique Haynes; Ciara Jeffers; Anna Warrican; and Skye Williams.
Chief Commissioner, Laura Browne who presented the awards, articulated that the mission of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is “To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world”.
She therefore admonished the awardees to daily try to leave this world better than they found it.
In Sunday’s ceremony, the Chief Commissioner thanked all the volunteers of the local Association who invest their time and talents to bring out the best in this nation’s girls and young women. She reassured that the local Movement of over 2,000 girls and young women will continually advance leadership development, education and advocacy programmes and campaigns, which all contribute towards the holistic development of hundreds of girls and young women across St Vincent and the Grenadines and lead to a better future for all.
All awardees are continuing to further hone their leadership skills as Ranger Guides and/or Young Leaders in SVG.