Spring came early this year for a local Brownie pack, who have raised over £150 for the charity Marie Curie as part of the Daffodil Challenge Badge.
8th Rickmansworth Brownies have learned about Marie Curie, who invented X-rays and was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize.
Leader Hazel Carmichael explains “She is a wonderful role model for the girls. Over 100 years ago she was living out the modern-day Guiding slogan ‘Girls Can Do Anything’.”
“The Brownies enjoyed trying out simple experiments, and really loved making volcanoes and rockets with baking soda and vinegar! The girls learned to name the parts of a daffodil… and they will always remember that the centre of a daffodil flower is called a corona, given the current health crisis.”
“We invited a speaker to talk about the work done by the Marie Curie charity. The final part of the challenge was to organise a fundraising event. The Brownies chose to have a cake sale, and baked a wonderful array of cakes, biscuits and scones.
They ran a stall after Church Parade, and eagerly counted the takings when everything was sold. We are delighted to be sending £152.34 to Marie Curie, to help support those with a terminal illness.”