Guide leader honoured for four decades of work in movement

October 02 2013
Guide leader honoured for four decades of work in movement

A FRAMPTON Cotterell guide leader is to be honoured for four decades of work with the movement. Caroline Hanks is being awarded the Silver Sea Stag Award this month for her services to guiding over the last 36 years. For the last 20 years she has been with the 1st Frampton Cotterell Guides.

A FRAMPTON Cotterell guide leader is to be honoured for four decades of work with the movement.

Caroline Hanks is being awarded the Silver Sea Stag Award this month for her services to guiding over the last 36 years.

For the last 20 years she has been with the 1st Frampton Cotterell Guides.

She has also been a District Commissioner for Frampton, Frenchay and Winterbourne as well as a Division Commisioner for  the Frome Valley.

In these roles she took over units in danger of closure and found new leaders, which she then supported through their training. 

Caroline has also run Brownie units and has stepped in to run the Rainbow unit at Zion for a year, saving it from closure.

Originally from Shropshire, Caroline is a theatre nurse at Frenchay hospital.

Fellow Guide leader Margarita Felixberger told the Voice, “We are very lucky to have Caroline as the leader of the 1st Frampton Cotterell Guides. She builds great relationship with the girls and offers them a fantastic program during the weekly meetings and lots of opportunities for going away. The unit would not be the same without her.”

The latest example of her hard work with girls came at the end of September when she presented Emelisa Perry, Rosa Morris and Emily Webb (pictured above) with the Baden Powell Award.  It is the highest award that that can be achieved by Guides.