Convoy teen Mika Browne has been honoured with the highest award of the Irish Girl Guides. 

Mika Browne, a member of Convoy Girl Guides, received the Trailblazer National Guide Award – Irish Girl Guides’ highest award – at a special ceremony in Croke Park recently.

Mika was one of 137 Girl Guides, aged 14-15, who travelled from all corners of the country to receive the award and, with their families, celebrated reaching the pinnacle of Guiding.

Mike Browne of Convoy Guides pictured receiving her Trail Blazer pin and certificate from Irish Girl Guides President Maureen Murphy and Assistant Chief Commissioner Aine Divilly at the National Guide Awards in Croke Park

Each girl received a Trail Blazer gold pin from Irish Girl Guides (IGG) President Maureen Murphy and a National Guide Award certificate from IGG Assistant Chief Commissioner Áine Divilly.

Congratulating the recipients, IGG President Maureen Murphy said: “You have been committed and worked hard to gain the Award and gained valuable life-skills in the process. Everyone has put her own stamp on the challenges, which is inspiring. Everyone here has the skills to make a positive contribution to her community and society going forward.”

Irish Girl Guides welcomes new members from age 5+ and volunteer leaders from age 18+. Previous experience of Guiding is not necessary. To find out more, see