Two Guides from Llandinam have received the highest award a Guide can achieve: The Baden-Powell Challenge Award.

Tirion Williams and Menna Lewis are the last Guides in the Llanidloes District to earn the award before it is replaced with the Gold Award in the new Guiding programme.

They completed 10 challenges and an adventure weekend in Shropshire to win the award.

District Commissioner Kate Williams said Tirion and Menna were the first and last girls to have gained the award during her five year in the role.

“Tirion and Menna have worked extremely hard to gain this award during their time in Guides. They worked with independence and enthusiasm, and gained some wonderful skills including taking the initiative, communication and what to do if your tent blows away on a watersports weekend!"

She added: "I am proud of their achievement and was delighted to be at their presentation. Well done both!"

Llandinam Guides Unit leader Chris Gardner has stepped down after 35 years guiding. She was presented with flowers, a framed poem, vouchers and candles at the awards night.

"I would like to thank Chris for her hard work and dedication to Guiding," Kate said.

"Also for the many wonderful experiences she has enabled the girls in her units to have over the years, from camping to craft, adventurous activities to parades.

She added: "She has always encouraged girls to do their best."

Llandinam Guides Unit are heavily involved in the community through being a safe space for girls to explore and develop skills, to litter picking, attending Remembrance parades, supporting the local gardening club and maintaining one of Llandinam's flower displays. They have also supported events at Broneirion for Girlguiding Cymru.