Girls from across Girlguiding Renfrewshire’s units have demonstrated true guiding spirit by offering a helping hand to vulnerable members of the community amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Living up to the guiding Promise to “be an active citizen” and to “help others” Mirin from 2nd Gourock Brownies has handed out more than 80 leaflets to her near-by neighbours offering to help in any way they can while we’re being advised to stay indoors.
Mirin has also taken the time to make cards for local charity Compassionate Inverclyde, who make ‘Back Home Boxes’ for vulnerable and elderly people being discharged to hospital. They include all the essentials and now, some beautiful cards from Mirin too.
Amie, also from 2nd Gourock Brownies, has been brightening up her neighbourhood by painting colourful rainbow pictures for her elderly neighbours to display in their windows. They included a handwritten note offering to help with anything they may need.
This has become a trend across the County, Daisy from 39thA Paisley Brownies has also been sharing colourful cards with her neighbours to cheer them up and Penelope from 1stKilmalcom Rainbows sent a pretty card to the Milkman to say thank you for all his hard work.
Sheila Young, Girlguiding Renfrewshire’s County Commissioner said: “We are so proud the girls really wanted to help people in the local community who were struggling during this difficult time. We know that many people, especially the elderly, experience loneliness at the best of times and we are really pleased to see girls from across Renfrewshire doing their bit to help people stay safe.”
Girlguiding Scotland, which promotes community service and provides opportunities for girls to develop life skills, is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland with around 50,000 members.
For over 100 years guiding has made so many positive differences communities right across Scotland. While groups are no longer meeting face to face, members are doing what they can to ensure those in their communities who need help know they have somewhere to turn.