District news – Week 36, 2019

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Pictured accepting a cheque is Oban Brownies' new Brown Owl Ciorsti  Baxter with Rotary senior vice president Kees van Rein and former president Ken Oxland. NO_T26_Rotary01
Pictured accepting a cheque is Oban Brownies’ new Brown Owl Ciorsti  Baxter with Rotary senior vice-president Kees van Rein and former president Ken Oxland. NO_T26_Rotary01

The Rotary Club of Oban handed over £250 to Oban Brownies to help fund an adventure to Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre.

Pictured accepting a cheque is new Brown Owl Ciorsti  Baxter with Rotary senior vice-president Kees van Rein and former president Ken Oxland.

Ciorsti has recently taken over the 5th Oban Brownies, part of the Girl Guiding movement in Argyll, from long-serving former Brown Owl Caroline McInnes.

Oban Brownies currently has 25 young girls between the ages of seven and 10, all who live in the community and come along to meetings every Friday during the school term.

To develop the girls’ experiences further, Ciorsti is very keen to arrange a weekend adventure for them, which will allow them to develop leadership and team-working skills in an outdoor environment, encouraging the girls to face challenges and build their confidence.

The Rotary Club of Oban said it was ‘extremely pleased to support our Brownies and provide funds which will help towards an adventure to Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre in Lochgoilhead.

‘Further funding is coming from Glensanda Quarries, which will help with travel costs.’

Senior vice-president Kees van Rein said: ‘I think all young  girls should think about joining the Brownies, it sounds absolutely fantastic.’

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Archie Malloch, Hugh Glen, David Simpson, Anna Logan, and Juliette Main with instructors Sophie MacInnes and Shannon McCuish. NO_T36_Lifeguard01040
Archie Malloch, Hugh Glen, David Simpson, Anna Logan, and Juliette Main with instructors Sophie MacInnes and Shannon McCuish. NO_T36_Lifeguard01040

A group of five youngsters were the most recent class to complete a lifeguard training course at Atlantis Leisure.

Archie Malloch, Hugh Glen, David Simpson, Anna Logan and Juliette Main recently completed the RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Level Gold 3 award.

This level consists of a 400-metre swim, learning numerous recognised rescue positions and tows.

Alongside this, the children have completed the Rookie Life Support Award, which includes CPR, the recovery position and methods to deal with choking.

The group’s instructors were Sophie MacInnes and Shannon McCuish.