Call for more Brownies at South Shields group

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YOUNG members of one of South Tyneside’s oldest Brownie groups are calling out for more youngsters to join them.

The girls, aged seven to 11, attend the group’s sessions every Monday night, but they would love more youngsters to join in the fun.

The sessions are run by brown owl Pat De Hart, who joined the group 37 years ago as a volunteer.

Donya Eghbal, 10, said: “I keep coming back because I love it. It’s the best thing ever.

“We do lots of fun activities and go on trips.”

During sessions, members take part in activities to earn badges, including ones for road safety, cooking, communication and agility.

Mrs De Hart said: “The girls really do love it when they come here, and it would be really nice to see some more faces join them.

“As well as learning new skills, they do make new friends.”

Sessions are held on Mondays at Westoe Methodist Church, in Birchington Avenue, South Shields, from 5.45pm until 7.15pm.