We’re delighted to share the news that Girlguiding Edinburgh leader, Jinty Lonie, has been awarded The Scottish Chief Commissioner’s Award for outstanding service to Scottish guiding.
Jinty has gone above and beyond to help guiding thrive in Edinburgh. With more than 50 years of dedicated service as a Guide Leader, Jinty has empowered hundreds of girls to grow in confidence and be a powerful force for good.
Guide camps have always been close to her heart and Jinty has shared her passion and knowledge to create generations of happy Girlguiding campers. Jinty’s involvement with and commitment to keeping our former campsite at Trefoil in good order allowed Girlguiding Edinburgh to enjoy many successful camps and events there over the years.
Jinty was presented with her Scottish Chief Commissioner’s Award during the weekly meeting of her Guide unit, 155th Edinburgh Guides in Stockbridge, by Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioner (and Girlguiding Edinburgh Guide leader) Carol Morwood, and Girlguiding Edinburgh County Commissioner Susan Brown. The award was a complete surprise to Jinty who knew nothing of it. Jinty’s family and Guiding friends also joined the celebration.
This award from Girlguiding Scotland comes in the same year that Jinty received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Youthlink Scotland in recognition of her committed, consistent and outstanding service to young people and the youth work sector.
Congratulations Jinty from all of us here at Girlguiding Edinburgh – the Scottish Chief Commissioner’s Award is richly deserved and we could not think of a more worthy recipient.