Girl Guide and Brownie groups may have to close one of their units if they do not get new leaders

First published in Epping Forest
Last updated
East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone. Call me on 07768 507 739

Brownie and Girl Guide groups are urgently appealing for new leaders to come forward, or they may have to close one of their units.

Ex Brownies or Girl Guides living in the district, or anybody with the time to spare, who thinks that they have the ability to lead the young girls, is asked to come forward.

Without new leaders there will be fewer places on offer to girls in Epping Forest who enjoy days out, craft lessons and getting together with their groups.

If you think that you could step into the shoes of a Brown Owl, call Emma Farra on 01992 573 210 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:06pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

It is a sad case that because of the likes of Saville and other adults who have been exposed, People are reluctant to help these types of organisations through fear of being tarred with the same brush.
It is a sad case that because of the likes of Saville and other adults who have been exposed, People are reluctant to help these types of organisations through fear of being tarred with the same brush. Cornbeefur
  • Score: 0

3:48pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ClifftonX says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
It is a sad case that because of the likes of Saville and other adults who have been exposed, People are reluctant to help these types of organisations through fear of being tarred with the same brush.
You're barking up the wrong tree to attribute this to Saville and his ilk. Having been involved in cubs, scouts and the like when my children were small, I can tell you that the biggest problem is apathetic parents. Even stay-at-home mums, who seem to have not much else to do, will drop off their kids at Brownies/Cubs/Rainbo
ws etc., and do a runner. Any request for help is met with a miriad of excuses as to why they are too busy. If people want these type of excellent organisations ot flourish, then they must pull their fingers out and help out themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: It is a sad case that because of the likes of Saville and other adults who have been exposed, People are reluctant to help these types of organisations through fear of being tarred with the same brush.[/p][/quote]You're barking up the wrong tree to attribute this to Saville and his ilk. Having been involved in cubs, scouts and the like when my children were small, I can tell you that the biggest problem is apathetic parents. Even stay-at-home mums, who seem to have not much else to do, will drop off their kids at Brownies/Cubs/Rainbo ws etc., and do a runner. Any request for help is met with a miriad of excuses as to why they are too busy. If people want these type of excellent organisations ot flourish, then they must pull their fingers out and help out themselves. ClifftonX
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree