On 22 June over 50 leaders, parents and former Guides – together with the Region Chief Commissioner Pip McKerrow, County Commissioner and District Commissioners – sprung a surprise award on Kaye Farmer who has led Brownie and Guide units in Kaye and PipStreatham for 43 years. This is the first time this prestigious award has been presented in LSW: Kaye is well known as a leader of a Guide and Ranger unit and has led hundreds of girls on outdoor activities and camps – shaping the lives of many girls. As one of the older Guides says “it has amazed me how dedicated Kaye is to guides and how much time and love she has given not only to our unit but to the whole guiding community”.Jim and Pip

There was cake and drinks to celebrate and a special ‘camp inspired’ cake baked by one of the leaders.

Not to be forgotten, Jim Farmer was also presented with a Girlguiding Thanks award for all his support of Guiding and volunteering at many county events and in many roles.  The evening finished with a song about Kaye’s time in Guiding sung by the leaders who had joined us for the evening. Congratulations to both Kaye and Jim for all you do for Guiding in London South West.