Girlguiding appeals for volunteers to inspire girls and young women

A  Girlguiding leader with some younger members SUS-181016-140511001
A Girlguiding leader with some younger members SUS-181016-140511001

Girlguiding are appealing for volunteers to join them to inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across Bexhill and the surrounding area.

As the leading charity for girls and young women, Girlguiding offers girls a space to build their confidence, have adventures, develop their skills and have fun. Earlier this year the charity unveiled a revamped programme of activities and badges which it says brings everything up to date to create a unique and extensive choice of activities, reflecting the diversity of girls and modern life in the 21st century.

New badges include Entrepreneur, Inventing, Navigator, Craftivism and Self-care.

Groups have recently been trying out some new science themed activities, learning how to kayak, and visiting Wembley arena for girl-only concert, Big Gig.

Janice Harmer, Girlguiding Sussex East Brownie Adviser said: “We want to give more girls and young women the chance to join Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers, but for this to happen we need more people to volunteer. The most important thing is just to be yourself. No matter what skills, interests or experience you have we can find a role for you, and you can give whatever time you’re able to, all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to laugh and have fun.”

Amanda Medler, Girlguiding Chief Guide, said: “The campaign really captures the spirit of fun and friendship at the heart of Girlguiding

“Girlguiding recently launched #InspireGirls, a multi-channel campaign featuring films on social media and starring members from the charity. Anyone can get involved in guiding, whether or not they’ve previously been a member, and with a variety of voluntary roles to choose from, people can give the time that suits them. The campaign really captures the spirit of fun and friendship at the heart of Girlguiding. Every week our volunteers give their time to run activities for girls and young women across the UK and I know from being a leader at a Guide group what a rewarding and laughter-filled experience it is.”

For more information on how to become a volunteer visit: www.girlguiding.org.uk