Brown­ies is­sue call for more lead­ers

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

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.”

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