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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Gold medal for Ranger Laura

A Wexford teenager has been awarded a gold medal for her work in the Girl Guides.

Seventeen-year-old Laura Kent from Davitt Road was presented with her prize by the national Commissioner for Rangers Nicola Thoughy.

The Rangers are the teenage arm of the Girl Guides, with members from 14 upwards.

Laura, who joined the Wexford Girl Guides when she was five years old, has already received bronze and silver awards under an initiative called the Choices Programme.

For the gold medal, she organised events, completed recycling project, volunteered as a Brigin group helper and did a first aid course.

Laura is only the second Ranger in the south-east Girl Guides organisation to receive a Gold Award.

She proudly accepted the medal from Nicola Thoughy, who is a Ranger leader in Clonard.

Anyone wishing to join the Wexford Rangers is welcome to go along to Dun Mhuire Hall any Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The group will resume in September.

Wexford People

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