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Since the President launched Junior Dippers in Perth, several other Institutes have launched, or are in the process of launching, their own Junior Dippers Groups. Activities include baking, knitting, crafting, crochet, art and floristry.
Junior Dippers aim to:
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There are currently groups in the following areas. If there are no Junior Dippers Groups in your area and you would be interested in starting one, please email the President.
Perth & Kinross Junior Dippers meet at the 10th Perthshire Scout Hall, Murray Place, Perth 10.30am-3.00pm and is for girls Primary 4-7 and Secondary 1-3. Dates and further information can be found on the Perth & Kinross Federation website.
Kinross Junior Dippers meeting every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 1.00-2.30pm in the ICT Room of Kinross Library within Kinross Community Campus. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
West Lothian Dippers is for young people aged 8-16 years. They meet on the last Saturday of each month during school term time, except December, from 10.30am-3.00pm in the North Barn of Carmondean Community Centre, Livingston. For further information please contact email@example.com or 0788 5411178, There is a £10 annual fee plus £3 per session. Parents are required to complete a registration form.
Details to follow.
I chatted with Linda Retson, who pitched the idea to the local federation, and is also the SWI national chairman, and she’s keen to see it succeed;
“The pilot scheme in Perth is one of the first of its kind, with a similar idea in Caithness having already taken off. We had 15 girls take part in our first session, and are keen to hear from many others who’d like to come along or register their interest. The idea behind ‘Junior Dippers’ is to give younger girls the opportunity to dip in and out of different crafts and skills, and give members a chance to pass on their expertise and share their passions.”
If you know a young girl who’d love to learn some new skills then get in touch or register your interest by contacting Heather on firstname.lastname@example.org
(An extract from Small City Big Personality, Perthshire’s online magazine. By Rhona Maxwell)