Guide pack closes as no lead­ers found

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

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.”

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●● Some of the chil­dren from the school at Wacky Woods in Adling­ton

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