New Owl is needed in West Bridgford!

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A call has gone out across West Bridgford for a new Owl! 14th West Bridgford Brownies are looking for someone to help run the unit when one of their current leaders – Laura Simmonds, aka ‘Chipmunk’ – moves out of the area at the end of this term.

The 18 Brownies – all aged between 7 and 10 – meet on term-time Tuesday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30pm at Paxdien on Rectory Road in West Bridgford. ‘We have great fun and are a really active bunch,’ says Brown Owl Deborah Phelps, who will continue to be in overall charge of the unit. ‘We just need another adult volunteer who is prepared to get involved so we can carry on doing so many different things.’

Recent adventures have included sailing, trampolining and rock climbing, cultivating allotments and a sleepover at White Post Farm. The girls also camped out with thousands of other members of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire Scouts at the recent MegaMoot weekend.

In addition to looking for a new leader, the unit will also have room for more members next term as a couple of the current Brownies move on to Guides.

Anyone interested in either helping or joining 14th West Bridgford Brownies is invited to get in touch with Deborah Phelps via Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s county office – call 0115 987 7220 or e-mail

Elsewhere in the county, enquiries about volunteering with Girlguiding in Nottinghamshire at all levels are always welcome. ‘To put it bluntly, more adult supporters are vital if units are to continue offering such a breadth of activities to so many youngsters,’ says County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. ‘As well as enjoying the company of like-minded adults and helping young people get the most out of life, our volunteers benefit from training, mentoring and invaluable experience – all of which come in very useful in other contexts!’

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