New Challenge badge up for grabs for Fylde Coast guides

some of the Amounderness FY Rangers group on completion of the Fylde Soroptimists' challenge badge.'Ruth Moore - (standing) Amounderness FY Rangers'Casey Hankey - 2nd Cleveleys St Andrews Guides'Corrine Craig -  2nd Cleveleys St Andrews Guides
some of the Amounderness FY Rangers group on completion of the Fylde Soroptimists' challenge badge.'Ruth Moore - (standing) Amounderness FY Rangers'Casey Hankey - 2nd Cleveleys St Andrews Guides'Corrine Craig - 2nd Cleveleys St Andrews Guides
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Fylde coast guides can now gain a new badge – specially designed by a local young ranger.

Fylde Soroptimists have launched a Soroptimist Challenge Badge, in collaboration with local guiding group, Amounderness FY Rangers.

Unofficial guiding badges are created on a regular basis with guiding groups and partner organisations – Sealife have recently created an environmental one – and go international via the Guiding network.

The Soroptimist Challenge Badge is the culmination of two years’ work, creating a series of challenges – 33 in all – for all age groups, from Rainbows, right through to Senior Rangers.

The challenges range from researching Soroptimism to knitting poppies, completing word quizzes, undertaking creative activities, carrying out a community project and learning about different aspects of both organisations.

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement, with a network of more than 75,000 club members in 122 countries.

It advocates for human rights and gender equality, working on grassroots projects to help women and girls realise aspirations.

It is hoped the badge, designed by one of the young Rangers, will help promote Soroptimism to all youth groups at a wider level.

Linda Beddows, from Fylde Soroptimists, said: “The badge has been launched on the social media and web pages of both organisations with full authorisation from Girlguiding GHQ and from Soroptimist Federation HQ.

“Fylde Soroptimists are delighted to be working with the guiding network and, along with their recently-formed junior group, AKS Young Soroptimists, are promoting the organisation to a younger audience.”

* For more information on the Challenge Badge, email Linda at fyldesorops@gmail.com or Natalie at afyrangersbadges@gmail.com