The 20 Isle of Harris Brownies are aged between seven and nine, and complete badges and challenges to improve not only their own health and wellbeing, but that of their local community.
The Brownies have already had a positive impact on the island, donating to the local foodbank, visiting the local care homes and taking part in shore clean-ups. They were nominated by their group leader and SSC biology coordinator Matilda Lomas-MacKenzie to receive funding to purchase Brownie badge books, activity packs and handbooks.
Established in 2017 as part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Fund encourages SSC staff to be champions in their area by nominating local groups, charities and organisations that support health and wellbeing for a funding grant of up to £250.
SSC chief executive Craig Anderson said: “The Isle of Harris Brownies do such good work promoting health and wellbeing in their local communities. We’re delighted to be able to help them continue earning badges and develop new skills.”
Lomas-MacKenzie said: “The Brownies are so excited to receive their new badge books and it has motivated them further to learn new skills and develop their interests. Earning badges encourages them to grow as strong role-models for their peers and community”.