Rain fails to Bog down excited Brownie bunch

BROWNIES from Goldsworth Park were among 3,000 girls from London and the south east who took over Butlins in Bognor Regis to celebrate the organisation’s 100th birthday.

The 35 Goldsworth Park Brownies, aged seven to ten, celebrated the big birthday in style with a weekend of non-stop fun.

BIRTHDAY GIRLS – smiling Abigail Elcome, Maya Newsam, Grace Maher, Abigail Howard, Eva Boyd, Arabella Crisp, Lauren Hanley and Emma Duff celebrate the Brownie’s landmark 100th birthday down at Butlins in Bognor Regis

BIRTHDAY GIRLS – smiling Abigail Elcome, Maya Newsam, Grace Maher, Abigail Howard, Eva Boyd, Arabella Crisp, Lauren Hanley and Emma Duff celebrate the Brownie’s landmark 100th birthday down at Butlins in Bognor Regis

There was even a huge birthday cake with 100 candles specially built for the celebration using 55,000 Lego bricks.

“The girls arrived on Friday and returned exhausted on Sunday after cramming in a host activities including swimming, funfair rides, crafts, dancing and time on the beach,” said Guides District Commissioner Hannah Lambart. “Activities changed every hour and everyone had an amazing time.

“The Brownies also took in a panto, Aladdin, staged by a professional theatre company.

“The girls were late to bed and fell asleep straight away. Many of our girls made new friends, knowing that they had the Brownies in common.” The Brownie section of Girlguiding was started in 1914 when women did not even have the right to vote.

Hundreds of thousands of Brownies are taking part in events all over the UK to mark the 100th birthday this year. Goldsworth Park has several Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups.

They meet at their own building, the Generation Centre which they share with the Scouts.

For further details email gpbrownies4@hotmail.co.uk or call 01483 766001.

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