Bulwell Brownies fear unit closures

Two Brownie units in Bulwell could close down if nobody comes forward to help run them.

That’s the stark warning from Eleanor Lang, Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s District Commissioner for Bulwell.

Leaders at the 38th Nottingham Brownies, and the 105th Nottingham Brownies, are due to step down after a number of years of service.

The 38th group has 18 youngsters, while the 105th group, founded in 1941, has 12 members.

But there’s no-one to take the leaders’ places.

Eleanor said: “Girlguiding is very popular, but we need leaders to take over the running.

“We need adult leaders who will receive training and support to do the role.

“If we do close those two units, we will look to place children with other units, but a lot of those are full as well.”

A spokesperson for Girlguiding Nottinghamshire, leaders (known as Brown Owls and Guiders) were needed, and helpers too.

They added: “It’s such a shame that we’re talking about closing units in the middle of all the excitement and positive spirit engendered by the Brownies’ centenary this year, and with a waiting list of girls keen to join across the county.”

Candice, a parent of one of the 38th Nottingham brownies, said: “I’ve been the parent helper at brownies for over a year.

“My daughter has been going since she turned seven, which was three years ago and has loved every Tuesday evening.

“It’s a real shame this unit is going to close after people have put so much hard work and dedication into running the group.”

Girlguiding Nottinghamshire has a web page, which people should visit to get more contact details and informatino about guiding.

Visit www.nottinghamshire-guides.co.uk