A new leader is needed if a Brownies group is to stay up and running.

The 106th Lindley Methodist Brownie Unit is searching for a new Brown Owl after she left at the end of the summer term.

The group, which meets at Lindley Methodist Church on Friday evenings, has since been unable to find a replacement.

Volunteers say the unit is at risk of closing at Easter if they do not find someone to take over soon.

Gemma Pickering from the group said: “The running of the unit is too much for our assistant leader Ruth and myself.

“Ruth is potentially leaving due to a job change at Easter and my degree in politics at Huddersfield University ends in May.”

The group has been in touch with local MPs and councillors to ask for help and have spread the word through Twitter.

Gemma said: “The unit is full and thriving.

“We also have an attached Rainbow and Guides unit so it’s full of chances for people to move on and meet new people.

“Without our unit these will suffer as well as the Guides which won’t have the Brownies feeding into it and the Rainbows won’t have anywhere to go.

“The girls are lovely and full of life and enjoy spending their time at Brownies.”

The unit currently has 25 brownies and has been running for about 20 years.

Its potential new leader doesn’t have to have experience with children.

Lindley Brownies in search for a new Brown Owl
 

The role involves team working and team building as part of the unit as well as a wider district team.

The Brown Owl would need to lead activities, games and discussion as well as organising weekly meetings based on the principles and programme of Guiding.

Basic record keeping and accountancy are helpful as they may be asked to keep individual records of the girls up to date or keep the unit accounts for a period of time.

Communication skills are also needed as leaders need to keep in touch with their unit and other local units.

Anyone interested in taking on the role is asked to email Gemma at geml31@aol.com with the subject line: Brownies.