Scouting and Guiding groups help out flood-affected friends

The Beavers at their sponsored walk
The Beavers at their sponsored walk

Scouting and Guiding groups have come to their brothers and sisters’ aid with some much-needed post-flood help.

Three Mytholmroyd guiding groups have been overwhelmed by support received after their meeting place at St Michael’s Church Hall was damaged in the floods.

The 1st Mytholmroyd Rainbows (for girls 5 to 7 years), 2nd Mytholmroyd Brownies (7-10 years) and 2nd Mytholmroyd Guides (10 to 14 years) have been inundated with donations from other Girlguiding members and offered new accommodation by venues in the local community for their weekly meetings.

The groups have also taken positive action and put together emergency packages for other affected Girlguiding groups filled with materials for girls to undertake exciting activities and get creative.

The 1st Mytholmroyd Rainbows will now be meeting at Thomson Reuters in Mytholmroyd and the 2nd Mytholmroyd Brownies and Guides will now be meeting at the Ark Day Nursery on Cragg Road.

Angela Trowell, Leader of the 2nd Mytholmroyd Brownies said: “The support we’ve received has been fantastic. “

Meanwhile, 49th Heath Beavers, Halifax, completed a sponsored walk alongside youngsters from Christchurch , St Andrew’s and Mytholmroyd itself to benefitMytholmroyd Beavers, which lost 20 years of acquired resources and equipment.