Guiding in Milton District was promoted when members took part in an Easter Egg hunt at Milton Country Park on Sunday 20 April. Despite the blustery conditions the event was attended by over 140 children and their families from Milton and the surrounding area.
During the event a Giant Easter Egg collage that measured over one metre tall was made. Easter eggs and recruitment leaflets were also handed out to the children that attended stall number 6 on the Easter Egg trail.
Organiser of the Girlguiding stall, Sylvia Pegg, said “It was great going to the event in the country park and meeting potential new members both volunteers to help with units and new girls for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.”
Three of guiding’s volunteer leaders were on hand to talk to the prospective parents and to help with making the Easter egg collage. Craft is just one of the many activities that guiding members undertake on a regular basis. Other activities include water sports, residential adventures, cooking and rock climbing. Currently there are one Rainbow, three Brownie and three Guide units based in Milton District.
The event was organised by the Friends of Milton Country Park who hid various organisations around the park for children and families to visit on their 95 acre site. The country park is home to a variety of wildlife including the greater spotted woodpecker, gadwall and blackcaps.