It’s end of an era for group’s guiding hand

PUBLISHED: 11:22 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 14:57 12 May 2010

Guide leader Angela Mead (Brown Owl), centre, with Margaret Cooper (Tawny Owl) and, top right, Melbourn district commissioner Claire Course - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2100DW06

Guide leader Angela Mead (Brown Owl), centre, with Margaret Cooper (Tawny Owl) and, top right, Melbourn district commissioner Claire Course - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2100DW06

A GUIDE leader in Barrington stepped down after more than two decades in charge. Angela Mead, 56, was the Brown Owl at Barrington Brownies for 23 years. Mrs Mead said: I went along to help as a mum when my daughter was seven and it started from there. M

A GUIDE leader in Barrington stepped down after more than two decades in charge.

Angela Mead, 56, was the Brown Owl at Barrington Brownies for 23 years.

Mrs Mead said: "I went along to help as a mum when my daughter was seven and it started from there."

Mrs Mead said that leaving the Brownies would be difficult to do after being there for so long.

She said: "I shall miss them all. It was great to be involved.

"I have made a lot of friends with the other leaders. They have all been so nice."

Mrs Mead said that she would now use her spare time to play more bowls and darts.

She has also joined the Trefoil Guild, an organisation for those connected with Guiding or Scouting.

Claire Course, the district commissioner for the Melbourn area, said that Mrs Mead was a great loss to the group.

She said: "She will be missed a great deal. Our meetings won't be the same without her there."

Ms Course said that Mrs Mead had brought many different qualities to her role.

"She has always been caring towards the girls and encouraged them to be involved with the village.

"She always used to sing a song called Auntie Monica because it drove everybody mad. The Brownies would get her to sing it to drive us up the wall."

Also leaving the group will be Margaret Cooper, the Tawny Owl, who has assisted Mrs Mead for the past three years.

The girls' new leader is to be Samantha Pascoe, who was the group's young leader before going to university.

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