Lady Jane's Guide Club
The Lady Jane's Guide Award is awarded to Guides who have dedicated themselves to covering all areas of the Guide programme - skill, service, fitness and character - as well as attending Guiding events, camping and earning two 8-Point badges. It can be thought of as the equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or the UK Girlguiding Ranger Gold Award.
Our Company has two groups of Guides who meet with Aquila every few weeks to focus on their progress through the award requirements (Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon).
Any Guide who has made her promise can go for the Lady Jane's Award - join us!
Who was Lady Jane?
One of Lady Jane Akers-Jones' proudest achievements was her contribution to the Girl Guides, which she joined in 1940s wartime Britain. Her association with Guides in Hong Kong started in the 1960s and she later became Chief Commissioner and Vice President of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (HKGGA).
During her years at the helm in Hong Kong two groups were formed: Sea Ranger Sea Lion and Golden Guides. She led a tour to Beijing in 1988 to visit local women and youth organisations. The trip resulted in the creation of a member exchange programme between the HKGGA and its mainland counterpart.
Lady Jane (born 1928) worked as an an actress, secretary and teacher before marrying Sir David Akers-Jones, whom she met at Oxford University. They came to Hong Kong in 1957. Lady Jane was awarded the MBE in 1988. She died in 2002.