Five Brownies from Chorleywood were presented with Girlguiding’s Bronze Award recently, in a special surprise ceremony.
Aisha, Alice, Anya, Isabella and Simran of 7th Chorleywood Brownies have all been working hard on their badges both at home and during their online Brownie Meetings.
One of the girls said: “I felt very excited, and I didn’t know what was happening when Brown Owl came I was very confused and my heart was beating… but I was quite proud when I got the award.”
Leader, Janet Pilborough-Skinner said the awards were handed out at a park.
She mentioned: “Their parents brought them to a car park one weekend afternoon, where we could all socially distance and hand the awards out. None of the girls knew and the parents managed to keep it a secret (hence no uniforms).
“These are the first of Girlguiding’s new awards I have had handed out. Two of the older girls have moved up to Guides now, and the others are motivated to go for their Silver and Gold Awards.”
One proud parent commented: “I am so grateful that the girls were given an opportunity of doing something resembling normality, in a time that was and is so unsettling.”
To find out what Girlguiding has to offer, or how to join as a volunteer visit girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/find-your-nearest-unit.