Ottery and West Hill 1st Rainbows turn 10

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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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.”


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

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.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus