Guide pack closes as no leaders found
A BROWNIE group has closed after an SOS to try and find it new leaders was unsuccessful.
The 3rd Prestbury Brownie Pack was opened in 1997 by Anne Carsons and Ronnie Simpson.
Over the years the girls in the group have taken part in a range of activities, including pack holidays to London and Scotland.
But now it has closed after no one came forward to lead it. Its current leader, Anne Carsons, plans to retire and was hopeful someone may take over.
She said: “We have packed a lot into 18 years, in which every meeting was full.
“We have visited our adopted animals at Chester Zoo, been to Camelot Theme Park, Gullivers World, Waddow Hall and to a girl-guiding activity centre in Clitheroe.
“Over the years the troop has earned hundreds of badges and educated the girls in a variety of skills and sports. There has been lots of badges earned, many crafts tried, cracking campfires sung around and lots of coffee served at our annual fundraiser.
“I have personally enjoyed every minute of it and am so sad it has folded. I am not as physically able as I was and the pack needs a younger person.
“I am staying with the Monday 2nd Prestbury Brownies until the end of the year, still hoping that they will carry on.”
●● Some of the children from the school at Wacky Woods in Adlington