Brownie pack celebrate after receiving £350 council grant
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