Girlguiding in Petworth Division is calling on all residents of the local area to give some time to allow local girls and young women to enjoy a wide range of exciting activities, as well as acquire new skills and experiences themselves.
Petworth Division is part of Girlguiding in Sussex West and covers a wide geographical area running along the north side of the South Downs from Harting across to Storrington and north as far as Billingshurst.
Girlguiding Petworth Division needs volunteers to give time to support their local groups. There are a large number of opportunities to get involved in, as Leaders working directly with groups or as District Commissioners, Treasurers, Occasional Helpers, Minute Secretaries and Trainers.
Recently girls and leaders in our area have taken part in the Big Brownie Birthday celebrations, many Guide camps and Brownie holidays, a Guide canal trip, and joining an international trip to Serbia to name but a few.
Girlguiding has an ongoing campaign to seek out more adult members. The organisation is hugely popular, with more than half a million members and volunteers around the UK.
One of our new Leaders says that “Volunteering with Girlguiding gives me a huge sense of achievement when I think of how much the girls in my unit have grown in confidence in the time I have known them. I have also become more confident and the skills and experiences I have gained through guiding are really influencing my future career.”Girlguiding offers a range of flexible volunteering opportunities to enable girls and young women to grow in confidence and discover their full potential in a safe, girl-only led space.
For further information call 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.co.uk/interested or contact Mrs Ann Ball 01730 812271.
Report and picture contributed by Kirstin Bosley.