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Leaders needed or Guides might fold

Future of Woolton Hill Guides group is hanging in the balance

Charlotte Booth

Charlotte Booth


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Leaders needed or Guides might fold

THE future of the Woolton Hill Guides group is hanging in the balance.

There are currently 11 girls in the Woolton Hill Guides, but the group may have to close by the end of the year unless volunters come forward to help run it.

At a meeting last week, some volunteers came forward and their appointment as Guide leaders is dependent on successful CRB checks. 

The Woolton Hill Brownie leader Becky Holmes said: “It’s a great thing to run.

“I think there will always be a turnover of leaders due to the voluntary nature of the role but we are desperate not to close.”

There is another meeting to be held next Thursday to check whether there will be enough volunteers to continue the group in the New Year. 

If anyone is interested in volunteering, email Becky Holmes on  

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  • elephantsneverforget

    07/12/2017 - 16:04

    It's not just Woolton Hill. Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups across Newbury and the surrounding areas are desperately short of leaders and at risk of closing if more volunteers don't come forwards. In Newbury alone there are around 150 girls on the waiting list to join a guiding group. If this is something you might like to get involved with, please please get in touch! You can get in touch via the 'Newbury Girlguiding' Facebook page for local contacts, or you can go through the Girlguiding UK website.