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RSPB and GirlGuiding South West launch 'Step Up for Nature' Partnership

Last modified: 12 November 2012

My Queen one of the boats used for RSPB Avocet Cruises, Exe Estuary

Image: Andy Hay

A partnership project between the RSPB and Girlguiding South West England got underway on the 10th November with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides grabbing their binoculars and joining RSPB experts on an Avocet Cruise on the River Exe.  

This was the first event in a programme developed by the national wildlife charity and Girlguiding in the South West to give to give girls a unique opportunity to take action in support of wildlife and nature.  

An activity pack specifically for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides has been created called “Rustle, Bustle & Squeak” and some of the activities count as a step in RSPB’s “Stepping up for Nature” campaign. 

Nikki Marks, project coordinator for the RSPB said; “Working with Girl Guiding South West has been wonderful. As an ex Brownie myself, it would have been great to have had something like this when I was a girl. I’m looking forward to girls across the West Country using the pack and getting out and about to enjoy all the wonderful wildlife the region has to offer.”

Solange Rebours, Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding South West England was equally delighted, “This is such an exciting project. We so look forward to continuing our partnership with The RSPB and seeing our girls exploring and supporting nature in the South West.”

And a five year old Rainbow was heard to say, “This is so lovely I could stay here all day!”

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