Saffron Walden Brownies celebrate organisation’s centenary at Audley End Miniature Railway

Having fun on the miniature railway at the Big brownie birthday bonanza at Audley End. Having fun on the miniature railway at the Big brownie birthday bonanza at Audley End.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
9:00 AM

More than 100 Brownies from Saffron Walden and surrounding villages took part in the Big Brownie Birthday to celebrate the organisation’s centenary.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Brownies were founded when younger sisters of the newly-formed Girl Guides demanded something for them, too.

The youngsters enjoyed a ride on the train at Audley End Miniature Railway, above.

This was followed by ¬team-building challenges, wacky sticks, assault course, decorating cakes and craft activities in the grounds of St Mark’s College.

Newport Brownie Frances McGinley won the design-a-badge competition which was then made into an embroidered badge by Saffron Apparel as a permanent reminder of the centenary. The badges were distributed to all the Brownies as a memento of the ¬centenary locally.

Girl Guiding is thriving in Saffron Walden, with many girls on the ¬waiting lists hoping to join.

But new leaders are needed for Rainbow and Brownie units in Great Chesterford and for Guides in Saffron Walden. No experience is needed as training and support is available.

For information, visit girlguiding.org.uk or talk about local ¬opportunities and volunteering contact the district commissioner Geri Cowell on 01763 838764 or geraldine.cowell@hotmail.co.uk.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
LocalSearch24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

Click here to read more of our digital publications
Book my advert Paper delivery enquiries Wedding Fayres Retailers List

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT