Four Lucan teens receive highest Girl Guide awards

Four Lucan teens receive highest Girl Guide awards

By Brittany King

FOUR Lucan teenage girls received the Trail Blazer National Guide Award – the highest Irish Girl Guides’ award – last week.

Ava Irwin, Emma Murray, Ella Murtagh and Aoife Smullen were amongst the 107 girls from around the country to celebrate their great accomplishment with their families and Guide leaders.

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Each Girl Guide received a Trail Blazer gold pin and a National Guide Award certificate from Irish Girl Guides (IGG) President Maureen Murphy and IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon.

Murphy said: “Each girl has blazed a trail in her community to earn the award and I am sure will continue to blaze a trail not only in her own community, but in wider society too.”

The National Guide Award is made in recognition of the successful completion of a series of challenges, including teamwork activities, outdoor survival skills, community service, global awareness and working with younger IGG members to help them develop confidence, independence and essential life-skills.

Chief Commissioner Concannon said: “We know that you will continue to use the life-skills you have developed for the benefit of the wider world.”

IGG started in 1911 in Ireland and now has approximately 12,000 members, including 1,800 volunteer leaders. The leaders provide an informal educational programme of fun and challenging activities that foster confidence and leadership skills in girls and young women, starting at the age of five. You can find more information at

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