March Brownies hop over the Channel

March brownies enjoy the Euro Hop trip to France
March brownies enjoy the Euro Hop trip to France

Youngsters from March enjoyed sampling snails, sand yachting and baking during a special trip to France.

Six girls from the 4th March Brownies group enjoyed the Euro Hop, which was a trip organised to mark the 100th birthday of the Brownies.
The girls, all aged seven to 10, joined Brownies from all over the UK on this one-off girl-only trip.
The young holiday-makers boarded a coach bound for Château d’Ebblinghem in Northern France.
During their stay, they had the chance to try out sand yachting, tour a chocolate factory and enjoy a French-themed soirée. They also had the choice of a range of evening activities – including a disco to celebrate The Big Brownie Birthday in style.
One of the leaders, Grace Groves, said: “This was a huge adventure for the girls – some are only seven and have never been away without their parents before. 
“It was such an amazing way for the girls to mark The Big Brownie Birthday and I don’t think they’ll ever forget it.”
International adventures like Euro Hop are just part of the range of activities, challenges and exciting opportunities open to Brownies.

For more information about The Big Brownie Birthday and how to join Girlguiding – the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women – go to the website