Guides complete Baden Powell challenge

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Two Castleford girls have been given the top award available to guides after gaining their Baden Powell Challenge Award.

Alexandra Holdsworth and Hannah Buckle received their awards in a special ceremony and is the first time any guides in Castleford have achieved it.

The award is split into five sections – healthy lifestyles, global awareness, discovery skills, relationships and celebrating diversity – and the girls had to complete various tasks to achieve it.

Janet Atkinson, of 10th Castleford Guides, said: “It’s an amazing achievement. They have both really enjoyed obtaining their award, their favourite parts have been organising parties for other cultures, learning how to cook food from other parts of the world and going on the Baden Powell adventure. It’s been hard work, but a very rewarding badge for them to do.”