Hi my name is Jane Brown I have been involved in guiding in the village since 1985. Firstly as a member of Friends of Guiding a group of adults who help to fundraise for the units ie. Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. Then my daughter started Brownies. As I stay up Glenfoot it was suggested I could stay and help as by the time I got home it was time to come back (at that time I did not always have a car) This was the start of my Guiding and what a time I have had never a dull moment. The friends I have made the adven- tures I have had on the way, Abernethy was the first Brownie unit to go camping under canvas, if it was not for guiding I would never have gone to India. This changed the way I looked at our wider world of Guiding and since then I have become involved in different charities in India which I will continue to do. Guiding opens up so many doors for both adults and girls. This year we had Eilidh Simpson from the village represent Scotland at an international camp in Ire- land, I am sure it is a time she will remember always the fun and friendships she made. Along the way I have had help from many friends to run the units and to them I give many thanks.
Now you will be wondering why I am writing this article, I have decided to hang up my Guiding whistle, something I have been trying to do very reluctantly and with some sadness for some time but now I would like to give more time to other interests. Debbie who helps me is also leaving so we require someone to take on the running of the Guide unit this is girls 10yrs-15yrs. I would hate to see Guides close in the village after being involved for so long, also because we have strong Rainbow and Brownie units, Guides is the next step on for the girls. If you are interested in looking for adventure and having at least one night not in front of the television I can guarantee a fun filled never dull moment for an hour and a half. Please give me a call on 850631 and arrange to visit us. We meet on a Wednesday night in the Pavilion, Guiding is a female only organisation. Help! Christmas is my leaving time. Do you want to see teenage girls hanging around the village with nothing to do or can you help prevent this?