New Brownie group recruiting in Coatbridge

Girls from the Coatbridge area are invited to join a brand new Brownie unit which is set to have its first meeting in the town on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

The 19A Coatbridge Brownies, part of Girlguiding Scotland, will give girls aged 7 – 10 the opportunity to get involved with their communities, grow in confidence, reach their full potential and enjoy the fun and adventure of guiding.

New Leader Tracey Ann Newberry is hoping to attract 24 new Brownies this term to try out lots of fun activities including a giant games tournament, sports day, cupcake decorating, a Halloween disco and working on fun Brownie interest badges.

The new group has been made possible thanks to special funding given to Girlguiding by the Cabinet Office through the Youth United Network, which aims to create new places for girls and volunteers in selected communities across the country with some of the most established youth organisations. Girlguiding Scotland is one of nine Girlguiding countries and regions taking part in the UK.

Tracey, Leader of the 19A Coatbridge Brownies, said: “I’m really looking forward to branching out on my own as a Leader for the first time and restarting a longstanding Brownie group in the community I grew up in.

“I’m most excited about working with some fantastic, dedicated volunteers that I’ve never worked with before and also growing guiding by introducing lots of new girls to the amazing opportunities that guiding can offer.”

Through its campaign to grow guiding, Girlguiding Scotland, the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland with 50,000 young members, is working to open up opportunities to all girls and young women no matter where they live.

As part of the initiative, Girlguiding Scotland allocates grants to help kick-start groups, from help with training volunteers to resources, uniforms or improvements to meeting venues.

Girlguiding Scotland opens up a world of exciting challenges to girls and young women aged five to 25, giving them the space to try new things and make friends for life. Girls take part in a varied weekly programme incorporating everything from world issues and science to adventure sports and international travel.

If you are interested in joining the 19A Coatbridge Brownies visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved/enrol_your_daughter.aspx or contact 0800 1 695 901.

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Notes to editor:

  1. To find out more about the Youth United project, visit youthunited.org.uk.
  2. Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women, with 50,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. Find out more at girlguidingscotland.org.uk.