Dedicated service from Granny Velda
Velda Carrington-Reid, formerly Small, was warranted as a Brownie Guider in 1963. In 1980 Carrington-Reid became District Commissioner of District 7. Dedicated and always willing to assist, Granny Velda as she is today called by many in the Association and her community, has a powerful personality which she has shared along with her skills wherever and whenever invited.
Carrington-Reid received her Campers and Quarter Master Certififcates in 1982. She was presented with the Good Service Award in 1983 by Chief Commissioner Hazle Farmer. In 1987 Reid-Carrington resigned from the local Association to reside in Grand Cayman, British West Indies.
Though she resigned and moved to the Grand Cayman, Carrington-Reid still was a Girl Guide at heart and soon joined the Guide Association in Grand Cayman and became a Brown Owl (Brownie Guider) from 1989 to 2005.
During the period that she lived in Grand Cayman, Carrington-Reid received the Department of Social Service Award in 1998, the Certificate of Appreciation in 2004 from the St. George’s Anglican Church Mother’s Union; and an Appreciation Award from Grand Cayman National Cultural Foundation in1999.
In 2007 Carrington-Reid returned to Barbados and the Girl Guides Association. Over her years in the Barbados Association she has worked at Stow Primary, Pine Primary, St. John Baptist, Thorpes, St. James, Hindsbury Primary and St. Margaret’s Primary where she presently leads the Brownie Unit.