Brownies issue call for more leaders
ABROWNIE leader is calling for new volunteers to inspire a generation of adventurous girls while checking off things on their own Bucket List.
Elin Fitzpatrick, Brown Owl at 2nd Prestbury Brownies, says its recent camping weekend was almost cancelled due to a lack of leaders.
She is now hoping to round up more volunteers to help with the 30 girls who attend to avoid similar problems.
She added: “Every charity needs volunteers and our Brownie pack is no exception. Speaking as Brown Owl, who has been volunteering with Girl Guiding for nearly eight years, I can honestly say that Brownies is just as rewarding for the leaders as it is for the Brownies.
“In my short time as a Brownie leader I have slept under a shark tank at a Sea Life centre; I have camped in the grounds of Knowsley Safari Park and heard the lions roar at night; I have abseiled (ungracefully); I have kayaked; and I have slid down a mud slide all because I am a Brownie leader.
“I believe it to be one of the best volunteer oppor- tunities available. If you are interested in joining us and ticking some things of your bucket list get in touch via elinfitz@ gmail.com.
“We strive to teach values and encourage our already fabulous Brownies to help and support others.
“There is very little which is beyond the realms of possibility for our Brownies and we as leaders do everything in our power to ensure that we can give our girls a wide range of experiences that we hope will stimulate lifelong interests or even careers.”