Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbows turn 10

PUBLISHED: 13:15 02 March 2017

Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbow's celebrate their 10th birthday at Tickety Boo.

Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbow's celebrate their 10th birthday at Tickety Boo.

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Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbows turned 10 this week but the group is looking for more volunteers to help it grow in the future.

Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbow's celebrate their 10th birthday at Tickety Boo.Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbow's celebrate their 10th birthday at Tickety Boo.

As part of the celebrations, the group’s 15 young members enjoyed a party at Tickety Boo on Tuesday.

Nicki Young opened up the unit with Chrissy Dromgoole and Lucy Sparks and has watched hundreds of girls go through the guiding process.

She said: “It’s amazing, the time has gone so quickly. There are so many fond memories, seeing the Rainbows growing through guiding and achieving success in their chosen areas.

“I enjoy being Snowy Owl to our guiding family, there is a sense of community that comes from bring involved in guiding.”

She recalled her fondest memories over the years included trips out and the group’s involvement in community events including Pixie Day and the Carnival.

The town’s guiding community is looking for new volunteers and leaders to enable the group to open a new unit.

Nicki said: “We have many girls on the waiting list who may never have the opportunity to take part in guiding if we can not find more volunteers to help.”

The group leader also thanked Helen Kingdon, Claire Ritchie, Catherine Battell, Helen Mynard and Chloe Jackson for their involvement.


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