Girls and leaders from Antrim and Kilbride are celebrating after receiving awards at Girlguiding North Antrim annual awards ceremony.
Awards were presented by special guest, Girlguiding Ambassador for the County and Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim Joan Christie, County President Pam Trail and Girlguiding Ulster Chief Commissioner Carol Graham.
Among the awards received were Chief Guides Challenge, Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Millennium Volunteer certificates, young leadership certificates, octant certificates, adult leadership awards, long service awards and Special Thank you awards.
County Commissioner Emily McIlvenna was overwhelmed by the turnout at the awards, she said: “It was fantastic to see so many leaders and girls with their families at the awards ceremony to help us celebrate the outstanding achievements of everyone receiving awards.
“I hope all the girls who received awards will serve as an inspiration to many more young women all over the country who are thinking about getting involved in guiding.
“I’m sure the experience of the presentation itself will be just one of the happy memories they will look back on in years to come.”
“I am very proud of all the leaders who were presented with their awards which mark the culmination of a lot of effort and dedication by the leaders to ensure that guiding is an enjoyable experience for all the girls in their units
“Volunteering with girlguiding gives all the leaders a huge sense of achievement and through the years they have got so much out of guiding, watching the girls grow in confidence and achieve has been an incredibly rewarding experience.
“I would like to thank the Department of Social Development who provided Girlguiding North Antrim a grant for volunteering which allowed us to hold this event to promote girlguiding within the County”.
Girlguiding offers girls and young women the chance to have fun and grow in confidence within a safe, girl-only space. For more information phone 07701044672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org