Volunteers sought for Girlguiding in Kirriemuir

Girlguiding logo.
Girlguiding logo.

Girlguiding Western District is calling on residents in the Kirriemuir area to give some time to allow local girls and young women to enjoy a wide range of exciting activities, as well as acquire new skills and experiences themselves.

In Kirriemuir there are currently many girls who want to take part. There are a huge number of opportunities to get involved in with groups such as leaders, unit helpers and occasional unit helpers

Recently girls from Kirriemuir took part in Thinking Day activities at both a district and county level.

A county Thinking Day fun day was organised at Carnoustie High School for all Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Young Leaders and Leaders. The following day a church service to mark Thinking Day was held in St Mary’s church, Kirriemuir.

Girlguiding has an ongoing campaign to seek out more adult members. The organisation is hugely popular, with more than half a million members and volunteers around the UK.

Linda Baynes, a Brownie Leader in Kirriemuir, said: “Volunteering with Girlguiding gives me a huge sense of achievement when I think of how much the girls in my unit have grown in confidence in the time I’ve known them. Brownies start as quiet seven-year-olds, sometimes without much confidence in what they can do and leave as independent 10-year-olds ready to move on to guides.

“It has also given me leadership qualities and organisational skills that I can use in other aspects of my life.”

If you feel you can help the organisation by becoming a volunteer then please call 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk for further information, or contact Moira Ireland, District Commisioner for Girlguiding Western District on 01575 573519.