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Stoughton Girl Guides wrap up the season

Meetings took place on Wednesday evenings at the Stoughton Apostolic Church.
Stoughton Girl Guides enjoyed a year-end barbecue. Back row, from left, Ella-renn Slater, Cheryl Lake, MacyLynn Lake, Kara Ricker, Taylor McGregor and Krystle Zoer. Middle row, Jayde Binkley, Kaleigh Mizell, and Victoria and Elizabeth Duxbury. Front row, Cheyenne Lake.

STOUGHTON - Stoughton Girl Guides wrapped up for another season with a year-end barbecue at Cheryl Lake's home on June 12.

The club grew over the year with 11 girls at the season’s end, and all are saying they will return for the 2024-25 season.

Meetings took place on Wednesday evenings at the Stoughton Apostolic Church.

The Stoughton Girl Guides club was established in 2019 and Lake was one of the leaders.

They were just getting the group started when COVID-19 came into play, and they had to shut the group down because of the regulations.

Once restrictions were lifted, the club moved forward and another leader, Krystle Zoer, joined the group. Lake is also the leader for the Black-Gold District and welcomed the help.

This past year was a difficult one for Lake with the passing of her husband, and learning to become a single parent, but she relied on Zoer to help her stay on track with the Girl Guides.

 Lake leads the pathfinders, while Zoer takes care of the sparks, embers and guides.

Zoer said Girl Guides is a terrific way for the girls to learn about camping, have fun with crafts and enjoy games nights. She became a leader as she loves kids, and felt it was a fantastic way to gain experience and get out into the community as a volunteer.

Girl Guides members work for badges during the year, and these badges are sewn onto a camp blanket, but they also learn social skills and how to work together.

Burgers, hot dogs, snacks, and macaroni and cheese were available to the families that attended. There was also a blazing fire that William Lake took care of.

When supper was nearly complete, the wind picked up and it began to rain, sending everyone running for the house. The rain did not last long, but it was enough for dessert to be finished in the house.

Cheryl Lake provided all the guides with cake, with the icing turning everyone’s lips green, as well as watermelon, and then presented each girl with a gift bag.

Pathfinders Cheyenne Lake and Ella-renn Slater were presented with certificates as they advanced to rangers. This also allows these young women to be junior leaders. The two of them are planning to attend a weeklong camp in Saskatoon as well.

Lake and Zoer look forward to seeing all these young women in the fall for another season filled with wonderful activities.