Forfar Guides go for gold

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Members of the 4th Forfar Guides have earned a Gold Award for showing a commitment to their area and having a Pride in Place.

Councillor Ian McLaren, member of the Pride in Place member officer group presented the guides with their Pride in Place (PiP) Recognition Scheme Gold Award certificate.

He said: “Well done to the 4th Forfar Guides. They have worked very hard to achieve this award and demonstrated a real commitment to their community and a Pride in Place through the various activities they have undertaken.

“I hope it is an example that other young people will follow. We can all play our part in enhancing the places where we live and taking pride in them.”

The PiP Recognition Scheme is a citizenship award for schools, school groups, youth clubs and organisations that acknowledges activities involving young people taking a pride in their local area.

Each activity earns them points that go towards a gold, silver or bronze award. Those taking part are encouraged to submit photos that highlight their work.

Activities cover a range of topics including – Tackling litter, recycling and waste management, outdoor learning, improving school grounds, contributing to community space, learning about community issues, and being involved with community people and business.

Any school, group or organisation interested in joining the scheme and making a difference to their community can contact the Communities team at