Watford’s oldest Brownie pack is celebrating it’s centenary, and the 16 girls at 1st Watford Brownies are enjoying a fun-filled 100-themed year.
To celebrate this milestone, the Brownie pack held a Garden Party to finish the term. Among the 60 who attended were parents, past Brownies and the pack’s former Brown Owl, Lynne Frosdick, who travelled all the way down from Scotland to join them.
Everyone enjoyed some outdoor games and the large display of photos of the 100-themed challenges and activities completed by the Brownies. Then it was time to cut the cake.
Leader Joy Bines said: “At the beginning of the year we discussed women getting the vote 100 years ago, its importance and how it affects women today. This brought us round to Brownies and what we do and the challenges we undertake.
“Personally, I think Guiding is more relevant than ever. It gives girls the chance to have a go at new activities, challenges and adventures in a safe environment.
“We have had a couple of 100-themed challenges. Each girl was given a very small box and asked to collect 100 items that would fit in it. Nine Brownies managed to complete this, collecting such items as a baby tooth, grain of rice, one bubble from bubble wrap and a split pea.
“The second challenge was to design a badge for our centenary. The winner was Grace, eight, and her winning design has now been made into a badge which will be presented to all the girls and leaders.”
Callie, eight, said: “I enjoy the friendship at Brownies. I love the activities. Brown Owl and Squirrel have made me a happy Brownie.”
Violet, nine, added: “I like Brownies because it’s fun and you always learn things every time. I am very excited for the future and what Brownies will be like. I don’t know, but I bet it will be amazing.”