Girlguiding units who provide a supportive unit for girls in Croxley and beyond are appealing for support after a difficult year.
Throughout the past year local guiding units have worked hard to keep girls and young women motivated, inspired and thriving through virtual guiding – but now these groups need more volunteers.
Emily Green, district commissioner for Croxley said they need volunteers to help with the new Flexible Rainbow group which was set up to help with demand in the village and surrounding areas.
She said: “We would love to have new volunteers to join our team and help open new units – to give more girls the opportunity to have fun, adventure and the space to discover their potential.
“We currently have 80 girls waiting for Brownies places and 60 for Rainbows. The pandemic has taught us how important community is. Some come and join us, and make a difference to girls locally.”
Girlguiding CEO, Angela Salt said it is great to see a return to face to face guiding but the impact of the pandemic will continue to be felt for months to come.
She said: “The impact the pandemic has had on young people will not disappear overnight. Guiding and other youth organisations have an important role to play in the recovery and continuing support of young people.
“The benefits of volunteering are fantastic – from meeting new people, to gaining skills and knowing that you are making a positive contribution to the lives of girls and young women, at a crucial time.”
You find out more about volunteering here.