Pathfinders earn honour

Two teens from Midway are awarded the Canada Cord at a ceremony in Grand Forks on June 1st.

Two Midway teens were presented with the Canada Cord in Grand Forks on Saturday. Midway Mayor Randy Kappes joined Guiders Sue Fielding (left) and Elaine Fromme at the ceremony to congratulate them.

Two Midway teens were presented with the Canada Cord in Grand Forks on Saturday. Midway Mayor Randy Kappes joined Guiders Sue Fielding (left) and Elaine Fromme at the ceremony to congratulate them.

The Canada Cord is the highest honour that can be earned in the Pathfinder program through Girl Guides of Canada and last Saturday saw a presentation ceremony at gallery 2 in Grand Forks to honour 14 Kootenay Area teens – including two Pathfinders from the Boundary Guiding Unit and one from Grand Forks.

Pat Wildeman, Kootenay Area Commissioner, was on hand to make the presentations.

Each teen received the bright red Canada Cord, representing hours upon hours of community service, badge work and leadership.

To receive the Canada Cord, a Pathfinder must complete 20 badges in nine different subject areas, lead three camps or events, and complete a service component with community service carried out locally, internationally and for the environment.

Pathfinders are between the ages of 12 and 14. Participation provides the teens the opportunity to make a difference, as individuals and as members of a team, in their community and their world.

Midway Guiders Elaine Fromme and Sue Fielding lead the Boundary Pathfinder group.