A girl guide volunteer has jetted off to the Falkland Islands as part of an international programme to celebrate the movement's centenary.
Stacey Elder, 23, is a volunteer with the St Peter's Eighth Girl Guides, Oswaldtwistle.
Yesterday (Thursday February 8), she set off as part of a 15-strong delegation, flying out to the islands where she is set to take part in a range of cultural activities.
Stacey, from Haslingden, said: "We have recently had the 100-year anniversary for the Guides and as part of that, the organisation has arranged trips all over the world.
"I saw that one of them was to the Falkland Islands and I knew straight away I wanted to go there.
"It mentioned there was a chance to see the wildlife which includes penguins and I wanted the chance to see it for myself."
While there Stacey and her team will stay in a youth hostel and will meet members of the island's Girl Guides.
They will also learn more about the island's culture and history as part of the programme which aims to promote international links between Guides.
Stacey, who works as a manager at Rawtenstall's Tesco store said: "I have never been to the islands before and it wasn't somewhere I had really thought of going until I found out about this opportunity.
"Everyone has been really supportive when they found out why I am going. We will also visit a lot of the battlegrounds from the Falklands War which will be interesting."
Stacey lives with her parents Tracey and Gary and has a brother, Daniel who is 19.
The Falkland Islands, in the south Atlantic Ocean are about 300 miles off the coast of South America.
The two main Islands are East Falkland and West Falkland but there are 766 smaller islands.
Ever since 1833, they have been under British rule, and an invasion by Argentina in 1982 led to the two-month-long Falklands War.
Since then, the islands have seen strong economic growth in both fishing and tourism.