Go Girl! Joan’s 50-year service award

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Joan Gregg (left) receiving her 50-year service award from Irish Girl Guides Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon and Irish Girl Guides President Maureen Murphy

A Wicklow Girl Guide leader has received a 50-year service award in recognition of the five decades of service she has given to the Irish Girl Guides (IGG).

Joan Gregg from Kilmacanogue has a long history of service and commitment to the organisation. She was presented with her 50-year service pin at IGG’s National Council, which was held in The Plaza Hotel, Tallaght, recently.

Joan’s career as a Girl Guide volunteer started in 1958 when she became Captain of Harold’s Cross Guide Company. She subsequently served as Captain of Dalkey Guide Company from 1962-1971.

Joan served as both Division Secretary and District Commissioner in the early 1970s and was Captain of Greystones Rangers from 1982-1987.

Joan has also given many years of dedicated service to IGG at national level. She served as Chairman of the National Camping Committee from 1989 – 1995.

She has also served for many years on the committee responsible for IGG’s National Memorial Cottage in Enniskerry. She served as Chair of the committee for 18 years – a huge voluntary commitment!

Irish Girl Guides welcomes new youth members from age 5-30 and volunteer leaders from age 18+. To find out more, see www.irishgirlguides.ie or tel: 01 6683898.

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