Girlguiding UK - Quorn District
Quorn became a separate new district within Girlguiding Leicestershire in
2003 consisting of 6 units:
- 2 Rainbow units for girls 5-7 years
- 2 Brownie units for girls 7-10 years
- A guide unit for girls from 10 years
- A Ranger unit for young ladies from 13plus.
Both Rainbow units re-opened in
2003 and enjoyed a lively time with a Summer BBQ and Christmas Party where
Santa was a surprise visitor. Their first Promise evening was very special
with all the Rainbows taking their Promise together and the Brownies got
involved serving refreshments.
The two Brownie units continue to flourish
with one of the units having recruited two new Guiders and 5 Unit Helpers.
2003 was an important year for Brownies with a completely new Programme and
Uniform being introduced. All the Brownie Guiders have been trained on the
new programme and are now using the new books and ideas in their meetings.
As usual though they enjoyed the annual pack holiday and outings including
visits to the Mayor of Charnwood which has become a very enjoyable regular
event and visits to the Police Station and Fire Station to help gain
interest badges, a treasure hunt and fun outings to the Pantomime, Cinema
and theme parks ensured the Brownies and their leaders continue to have fun
and ensure a secure future for Quorn District.
Brownies were 90 years old in
Quorn celebrated with a big party in the Summer. Guides
have had another busy year. As well as continuing to work through various Go
For It's part of the Guide Programme, they have had a Wild West night, a
trip to Oak FM radio station, and a walk with hot dogs at the end. In
September 2003, 10 new Guides joined, and luckily we also found three unit
helpers to assist in running the unit which now has 30 girls.
Quorn has a
very lively Ranger unit who meet on a Thursday at the Baptist Church in a
very comfy room where their favoured activities include cooking, eating,
talking and sleepovers along with the more traditional guiding activities.
This term they are actively fundraising for a breast cancer charity along
with other Ranger units in the county. The Rangers have invited their
parents and the Guiders in Quorn to a supper in March so they can show us
how they have been raising the funds. They know of course with a promise of
food they can expect a good turn out.
Adult Volunteers needed
You may have read in the local and national press articles highlighting the
shortage of adult volunteers and the plight of our waiting lists. Indeed
Quorn District has babies on its waiting lists.
Guiding has changed of
course over the years but remains the largest voluntary organisation for
girls in Britain with more than 600,000 members. Quorn District has the
same problem locally and is desperately short of adult leaders to help
within the existing units and more importantly be willing to either open new
units or make it possible for the current leaders to open new units in all
sections but particularly Guides and Rangers.
It is becoming increasingly
difficult to offer places to all girls wanting to join the movement or even
move into the next section. For the leaders it is a very difficult decision
to turn girls away. Quorn has excellent units and we see it as a compliment
that more and more girls want to join in the fun.
So if you can offer
support at all with the usual plea - it's only an hour a week !! please do
come forward, you would be made most welcome and we can guarantee without
any problem that you will ENJOY it.
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