Brownie pack cel­e­brate af­ter re­ceiv­ing £350 coun­cil grant

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen Brownie pack were cel­e­brat­ing re­cently af­ter re­ceiv­ing a com­mu­nity grant from the coun­cil.

The 10th Ruther­glen were one of sev­eral or­gan­i­sa­tions to ben­e­fit from the grant scheme.

Around a dozen young girls from Ruther­glen, Burn­hill and To­ry­glen, aged be­tween seven and 10, are mem­bers of the pack, which meets on a Tues­day evening in Ruther­glen West Parish Church.

The grant of £350, ap­proved by the lo­cal area com­mit­tee, will help to fund craft ac­tiv­i­ties and out­ings.

Unit leader, Irene Laird said, “In girl-guid­ing we try to help the girls un­leash their full po­ten­tial and grow into bet­ter cit­i­zens, love their com­mu­nity and help cre­ate a bet­ter world.

“We do this through games, crafts, out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and chal­lenges and the girls are re­warded with badges and cer­tifi­cates.

“This grant will al­low us to take part in ac­tiv­i­ties not nor­mally avail­able to us. I plan to take them to an out­door ac­tiv­ity week­end at Dal­guise in the spring and the com­mu­nity grant will con­trib­ute to the cost of the bus. “

Pre­sent­ing the cheque, Coun­cil­lor Rus­sell Clearie, chair of the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen area com­mit­tee said: “We’re de­lighted to be able to sup­port groups like this one.

“They pro­vide a great en­vi­ron­ment for young peo­ple to de­velop their con­fi­dence and so­cial skills to be­come re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zens who care about their com­mu­nity.”

Award Coun­cil­lors Rus­sell Clearie and Richard Tul­lett present a cheque to Brown Owl Irene Laird (cen­tre), Joanne Kennedy, Karyn Laird and pack mem­bers Eve McVicar, Lucy Man­hood and Brooke Has­san

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