THE 1st Tilford Brownies is in danger of closing unless more volunteers come forward.

The group might face closure in the next academic year as the current Brown Owl and a few of the helpers are stepping down in the summer after running the group for almost three years.

The Brownies are on the search for someone who can join the team and help the girls onwards on their journey. Full training will be given and they are not looking for one individual to take on full responsibility, but hopefully multiple people who can share the running of the group with the remaining helpers.

Lena Taylor-Vik, of 1st Tilford Brownies, said: “We have a bunch of fabulous and enthusiastic Brownie girls who love adventures and having fun. Brownies is a unique environment where the girls learn new skills, help other people and discover their passions and interests in a safe environment.

“Your daughter will automatically get a space in the group when you volunteer. As with all these voluntary organisations, they rely on people who are willing to invest their time to create a rewarding environment for the children.

“All our girls love their group. They make friends and have incredible experiences together.

“And we do a lot of fun activities from outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, visits to local attractions, sporting challenges, playing games, camping and residential trips. Any experience would be welcome to add to the mix.”

According to the girls when asked about the qualities a Brownie leader should have, they highlighted that she or he needs to be kind, patient, a bit bonkers, give good hugs, like to play, laugh a lot, know how to do everything, bake good cakes, make things fun and be “our friend”. For more information on becoming a volunteer contact Snowy Owl, Lena Taylor-Vik on [email protected].