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Brownies desperate appeal for assistant to replace Happy Owl




1st ketton Brownies who have made an appeal to find a new assistant
1st ketton Brownies who have made an appeal to find a new assistant

A local Brownie group has made a desperate plea for an assistant to join the group and help their leader, Brown Owl Anna Hayre.

Some of the 12 girls who make up 1st Ketton Brownies have written job description posters detailing what the person would need to do and what qualities they should have.

Anna took over the running of the group with the help of Happy Owl, Bex Mezzo, in January 2018.

A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies
A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies

She has since completed her leadership qualification for Brownies and Rainbows, but is in need of help as Bex, who runs a Brownie group in Sleaford, will be stepping aside.

"I agreed to work with the group for six months," said Bex, who will be leaving this month.

"Although we have been into Rutland Radio during the Easter Holidays, took our posters and postcards across the community and wrote about this through Facebook, we have been unable to find anyone else to help from September."

A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies
A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies

She said the 1st Ketton group met once a week during term time.

The person needs to be over 18, but not necessarily have any previous experience working with Girl Guides or Brownies.

"They need to be hands on and enjoy working with children," said Bex.

"It's exciting and is for a good cause because they would go on adventures with the girls, help plan meetings and also go on day trips."

She said there would also be the option of completing a leadership course, which would impart valuable skills.

A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies
A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies

"Only females can do the leadership but a man can help too," said Bex.

"You need to be prepared to have a DBS check and references, but a visit to the unit would show just how much fun the girls have each week."

Bex said they were currently setting up a parent rota that would cover the "next few months" to help keep the group going.

"We're trying to avoid the worst case scenario which is the group having to temporarily close until we find someone," said Bex.

Anyone interested in the position should visit www.girlguiding.org.uk or call 0800 169 5901.

A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies
A letter written by 1st ketton Brownies


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