DEDICATED Diane Gough has been honoured for her services to Girlguiding.
Diane, of Cubbington Rangers, was recently presented with a 40 year Long Service Award for Leadership with Girlguiding.
The Ranger Guider started her leadership training in Leicestershire at the age of 17 before moving to live in Warwick in 1984. Diane has been with Cubbington Rangers for the past 33 years and has seen many changes both in the programme, uniform and more noticeably the girls in her care.
Over the years guiding has taken Diane to Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland, and she has also participated in two World Scout Jamborees – in Holland in 1995, and in Essex in 2007 where she was a member of the Jamboree Fire Team.
Diane was also a member of the now defunct Leamington Gang Show, and for 27 years was both a performer and backstage helper for WAGS Gang Show.
She was one of the joint organisers of the Commonwealth Games Camp in Manchester in 2002, and also saw the Queen that year when she attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with some of her rangers, one of whom was introduced to Her Majesty.
Diane is the current Senior Section Adviser for Girlguiding Warwickshire, overseeing over 700 leaders, young leaders and ranger guides.