Four Whanganui Girl Guides have achieved the pinnacle of the organisation's awards.

Jeannie Hird, Brianna Lindsay, Charlotte Hardy and Autumn Lilley received the Aoraki Award on April 10.

"The Aoraki Award represents the peak of achievement and adventure as a Guide," Guide leader Donna Lindsay said.

"Aoraki is New Zealand's highest mountain, and the name can be translated as 'cloud piercer', so when girls complete the Aoraki Award, they will have climbed the Guide mountain."


Over a three-year period, the girls completed three endeavour badges, compulsory exploration challenge badge activities, leadership activities, two interest badges, Aoraki community challenge and camp leadership experience. They organised and ran their own overnight camp.

Jeannie, 13, Brianna, 12, Charlotte Hardy, 13, and Autumn, 13, are all in Year 9 and completed the award last year.

All four have now moved from Guides up to Rangers, which restarted in Whanganui this year.