Brownies celebrate 100 years with party

Echo: In rhythm – Brownies learn drumming at the event In rhythm – Brownies learn drumming at the event

MORE than 1,100 youngsters celebrated 100 years of the Brownies with a space-themed spectacular.

The girls, all aged seven to ten, from Brownies packs in Billericay, Basildon, Rayleigh, Castle Point, Southend East and Southend West, joined together at Grove Wood School, Rayleigh, to mark the big day.

The all-girl celebration saw the youngsters travel through three time zones in the hunt for missing stars, taking part in challenges and enjoying new and exciting adventures along the way.

During the celebrations, the girls learnt more about the 100-year history of the Brownies, and enjoyed a picnic. In the afternoon, girls chose activity sessions, including rocket launching.

During the event, each unit placed an item in a time capsule that will be opened in 2114 for the bicentenary.

Karen Grant, the Big Brownie Birthday co-ordinator for Essex South East Guides, said: “It was great to see so many Brownies from all over our local area come together to celebrate.

“The Big Brownie Birthday has been fantastic.”

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree