GIRL Guide units are looking for more leaders.
Next week, a nationwide recruitment drive aims to make up the shortfall of adult volunteers in the guiding movement.
Helping get the message across are two Huddersfield leaders who have helped out for nearly 40 years.
Janet Rothwell, of the 94th Huddersfield Guides, and Pat Winter, of the 11th Huddersfield Brownies, are encouraging more adults to get involved.
Mrs Rothwell said: "We have been in it a long time and need new, younger leaders to take over."
Waiting lists of young girls wanting to join the Guiding movement are growing. But leader numbers are insufficient to cater for even existing groups.
"There are lots of girls waiting to join but there are not the adults coming forward to lead," explained Mrs Rothwell.
She herself has led two generations of girl guides and is now leading the daughters of young women who were in the movement 20 or 30 years ago.
She feared that ultimately, guide groups around Kirklees would have to close.
She said: "It is becoming a problem. Ours could be in threat of closure. Not immediately but in the future."
The wide variety of roles available includes fundraisers, outing helpers, occasional helpers, unit treasurers and badge testers.