A WIRRAL girl guide group gathered for a special civic awards celebration.
The first and third Frankby Brownies and Guides held their Wirral Civic Awards at Greasby infant school to reward members for their excellent work.
The awards recognise the achievements of all the girls and their leaders.
The Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Dave Mitchell, presented more than 100 awards on the night.
Brenda Thompson has coordinated the Wirral Civic Awards for 32 years, since the scheme began in 1981 after a visit to Wirral from the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip encouraged leaders to develop a scheme similar to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for 14-25 years old.
The civic awards encourage Guides of all ages to develop themselves and become good citizens.
There are five sections for each award: service to others, wise use of leisure, keep fit, self reliance and local awareness.
The Guides and Brownies took part in activities such as learning first aid, the challenges of Guide camp, making a nature garden, learning about the electoral process, dancing and helping at home.
Each girl received her certificate and badge from the mayor.
Next year the Brownies will celebrate their centenary, and are planning to turn Wirral yellow – beginning with daffodil planting this term.
Leader, Chris Ring, said: “I’m so proud of the Brownies and Guides’ commitment and achievements.
“Many of them go on to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards afterwards. We had seven leaders who collected the highest Wirral Civic Award – the Dibbin award – and the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.”
For more information about how to get involved with Girl Guiding visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.