Brownies is celebrating its centenary this year and girls across the country are going out of their way to make the year memorable.
As part of their National Challenge badge, girls from 3rd Wisbech Brownies contacted the Citizen to promote the organisation and tell readers just why they love Brownies.
Citizen reporter Emma McGuire went along to one of their meetings and spoke with the Sixers – the leaders – of the four Brownie Sixes. She also saw six young girls take their Promise and join the group.
Bailey Cordell (10), who is the Kelpies Sixer, has been a Brownie for two years and said she has enjoyed making lots of new friends. Anya Robins (10), Sixer of Gnomes, agreed and added that they have lots of fun.
Sophie Green (9), the Imps Sixer, said: “Brownies are always up for a challenge and always have lots of fun. We had World Thinking Day and learned how to make bath bombs and play the bongo drums.”
Harmonie Mattless (9), who is the Elves Sixer, said: “It’s good because you get to interact with different people and I like all the challenges and activities. Finding Your Way was my favourite badge to get.”
Some of the other Brownies also wrote down their favourite things about the club, with all of the girls saying how much fun it was.
The 3rd Wisbech Brownies has been going almost as long as the organisation itself – it celebrated its 91st birthday just last month.
If parents are interested in signing their daughters up for Brownies, visit www.girlguiding.org.uk and register. The local unit will then get in touch.