Pictured accepting a cheque for £250 is 5th Oban Brownies new Brown Owl, Ciorsti Baxter, with Senior Vice President Kees van Rein, standing in for President Douglas Small and Past President Ken Oxland in attendance.
Brown Owl Ciorsti has recently taken over the 5th Oban Brownies, part of the Girl Guiding movement in Argyll from long serving former Brown Owl Caloline McInnes. She gave an informative and detailed report, to Rotarians, about the aims and objectives of the group in promoting health, wellbeing, confidence, leadership and teamwork in young girls while having lots of fun and friendship. The 5th Oban Brownies currently have 25 young girls between the ages of 7 & 10, who live in the local community and come along to meetings every Friday, during the school term.
In order to develop the girls experiences further Ciorsti is very keen to arrange a weekend adventure for the Brownies, which will allow them to develop leadership and team-working skills in an outdoor environment; encouraging the girls to face challenges and build their confidence. The Rotary Club of Oban are extremely pleased to support our Brownies and provide funds which will help towards an adventure to Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre in Lochgoilhead. Further funding is coming from Glen Sanda Quarries which will help with travel costs.
As a final event last year the Brownies were able to have a very exciting sausage sizzle, with rock climbing and abseiling, as their last night before the summer break. Last words from Senior Vice President Kees, were roundly applauded; “ I think all young girls should think about joining the Brownies; it sounds absolutely fantastic !”
Well Done Brown Owl, we look forward to a report on your Ardroy Adventure.