A NEW Girlguiding unit has opened in Steyning, giving girls aged five to seven the chance to take part in a host of adventurous activities.
The 1st Steyning Rainbows has reopened after two years and has already got nine girls, plus 12 on the waiting list.
Jean Grevatt, commissioner for Steyning, Beeding and Bramber district, said: “This is fantastic news, a new unit in the area means that we are able to offer local girls a chance to get involved with lots of new and exciting activities and to make lots of new friends.
“I would like to thank the volunteers who have made it possible to re-open this unit, however, we still have a long way to go and to continue offering these opportunities, we need help.
“Volunteering with Girlguiding enables people to play a part in giving girls and young women incredible experiences and self-confidence in a safe, girl-only space.
“It is really rewarding seeing the girls enjoy themselves and achieve things they may never have dreamed of, plus as a volunteer, you can learn new skills and experience things you wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to do.”
The unit has a packed programme of games, arts, crafts and trips, as well as badgework. It opened on March 5 with six Rainbows, who made paper crowns at their first meeting.
There is already a thriving Brownie pack in the area and the aim is to open a new Guide unit, too. Call Mrs Jean Grevatt on 01903 753495 for an infomral chat about volunteering.