Mexican experience for local Rangers

The Girl Guides motto is "Girl Greatness Starts Here" - four Boundary girls recently returned for two weeks in Mexico.

Guider Sue Fielding (right) presented Connie and Thao with their Bronze Award while visiting the pyramids of Mexico earlier this month as Elaine Fromme and Kimberley look on.

Three Rangers from the Boundary Guiding Unit in Midway have returned from a huge two-week summertime adventure.

Along with chaperones Elaine Fromme and Sue Fielding, a Ranger from Grand Forks and two Vancouver Pathfinders they flew from Vancouver to Mexico City on July 8 for the experience of a lifetime.

They joined Girl Guides and Girls Scouts from all over the world at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Centre in central Mexico, to work on a service project planting trees for the Mexican people.

They camped for four days with 100 Mexican Rangers, functioned as a team, overcame language barriers, discovered other cultures and learned about the Mexican history and traditions.

Before going on the trip, Kimberleigh had completed her three-year Pathfinder program and achieved her Canada Cord, the highest award for girls at this level. She was presented the award in a surprise ceremony while visiting the pyramids in Mexico. While there, Thao and Kim were awarded the Bronze award—as Rangers, the Bronze is the first award they can get in their threeyear program.

The girls are very excited to take part in this unique opportunity and are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped with their fundraising, from puratchasing cookies to supporting their craft stalls to generous donations, and would like to say thank you for the support.

“The people of the Boundary were so helpful,” Fromme said. “The Kettle River Lions gave a nice offering, people dropped off their pop bottles and bought extra cookies. The community really sponsored these girls—I am really thankful that we live in a community that will go out of its way to help the kids.”