28th Oct, 2016

Volunteers needed to help Guides

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PERSHORE teacher is seeking volunteers to help an Inkberrow guide unit continue to thrive ahead of its 50th birthday celebrations next year.

The 1st Inkberrow Guides have nearly 30 guides and young leaders aged between 10 and 14 years old but will be waving goodbye to unit leader Sam Gisborne this summer.

Sam is leaving her post at Pershore High School for a head of history job in Wiltshire meaning the unit will need to recruit at least one adult leader.

“I have had a great time at camps in Worcestershire and Dorset during my time as leader, as well as weekly meetings where we do a variety activities, from crafts to first aid.” she told the Standard.

“The girls are a fantastic bunch and have great enthusiasm. I have particularly enjoyed seeing them progress from enthusiastic young girls into confident young women and leaders of the future.

“Our unit has a history of girls going on to do amazing things, including completing their Baden Powell Challenge, the highest award a Guide can get, and going on Guiding trips abroad.

“Two ex-Guides are coming with me to Iceland this summer on a county trip- they are both young leaders at Guides and Brownies.” she added.

Full support and training is offered to all new leaders and anyone who wants to visit the unit to see them at work is welcome.

“Volunteering with Girlguiding is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the community and looks great on CV’s.” Sam added.

“After 50 years of inspiring young women and girls, I am desperate for someone to continue in the running of this amazing unit.”

Anyone who is 18 and above can apply to become a leader and no previous experience is needed to take up the role.

E-mail samguides@gmail.com for more information about the role and the unit.