Girlguiding Manchester's Red Riding Hood Challenge is launched

Girlguiding Manchester is proud to launch it’s Red Riding Hood challenge.  The challenge and badge, which was piloted earlier in the year, is now being rolled out across the County and is expected to be picked up on a wider scale.

The specially designed badge covers a wide spectrum of topics and will allow for discussions around the importance of communities working together, and the importance of talking, especially in the aftermath of the recent Manchester Arena attack.

The badge has been produced in conjunction with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) and upon completion of the challenge not only will the girls have learned new skills and gained a badge they will also have a reference from Council leader Richard Leese and MHCC chief Ian Williamson, to help with prospective school, college or job applications.

Helen Salvini, Assistant County Commissioner, Girlguiding Manchester said “Community action is a key part of the guiding programme for all age groups and we were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to develop this badge.  As well as making links in their communities the badge will help our young members become safer, more independent citizens by teaching them skills like personal safety, first aid and how to take care of themselves and oithers.  Young people are often portrayed poorly in the media so it is fantastic to have this opportunity to showcase all the good work that they do.”

You can download a copy of the challenge pack here.