Barkston Girl Guide appeals for more youngsters to join her group

Georgia Broomfield, of 1st Barkston Guides, with her mum at the Queen's Birthday Picnic at Belton House.
Georgia Broomfield, of 1st Barkston Guides, with her mum at the Queen's Birthday Picnic at Belton House.

Young Leader Georgia Broomfield, of Barkston Guides, is calling out to local girls to join the group.

The Barkston group needs a boost to its numbers and can offer girls all kinds of opportunities and experiences as a Girl Guide.

Georgia said: “I have been with the girl guides since I was 5 years old. I started as a rainbow, moved on to brownies, then guides and now I am in senior section, training to become a young leader. Here are my five top reasons to join guiding in Grantham.

1. When I moved house I recently joined 1st Barkston guides and immediately I had lots of new friends.

2. We have taken part in lots of exciting activities from golf, raising money for charities. e.g. we took part in the bra challenge helping girls and women in other parts of the world by recycling bras.

3. During our meetings we have lots of fun and special craft evenings, writing and performing our own plays, and sometimes we even bake.

4. Guiding is a safe place to talk about concerns we have and where we can support each other. There is always a friend who will listen to you.

5. Finally, I would like to invite any girls between the ages of 10 and 14 to join in the fun at 1st Barkston Guides, Thursday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm at the village hall.

I look forward to meeting you there!”

Call now 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit our website www.girlguiding.org.uk and get involved.

Bex Mezzo, of 1st Barkston Guides, said: “By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.”

The Guide programme is divided into five areas, discovery of new experiences and challenges, healthy lifestyles, global awareness, skills and relationships, and celebrating diversity.

Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards Guide interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film lover to Independent living. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the Baden-Powell Challenge Award, named in honour of the founder of guiding.

As part of the Award, Guides would need to take part in a Baden-Powell Adventure. These are usually residential events organised locally - find a Baden-Powell Adventure near you and book.

Bex added: “Guides is great fun and we would like to invite any young person from 10 years old to 14 to apply to become a member in September.

“We have taken the guides to London for the Queens Jubilee, been to various locations to attend the Big Gig (a pop concert just for guides) seeing JLS, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Olly Murs, Scouting for Girls, Fleur East, Ella Henderson and many more. We are taking a trip to Cadbury’s World but have been to see Shrek at the theatre in Sheffield, pantomime at Leadenham.

“Guides is a fun place to enjoy yourself with your old friends and make new friends.”

To join Barkston Guides or any other Guides (Rainbows or Brownies) either call FREE 0800 1 69 59 01 or go to the website – www.girlguiding.org.uk and leave your information.