1st Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Brownies

Brightwell Brownies pictured at Blenheim Palace for Oxfordshire’s centenary celebrations in 2010.

The Brownies meet every Monday evening in the Village Hall. Below is a report from some of them, written for The Villager.

2010 was a very important year for Girl Guiding as we were 100 years old!!

At the beginning of 2010 three of our Brownies went to a Brownie Celebration at Butlins in Skegness. We did lots of activities like archery, swimming, shopping, making teddies, and cheerleading. We stayed in little posh chalets with thousands of bedrooms! There were 2,500 Brownies and 400 leaders from all over Anglia region. What a lot of people! One night we had a disco and a pop band. The same night all 2,500 Brownies made their promise together.

Georgina Eccleston

For our 100th birthday some Brightwell Brownies went to Blenheim Palace along with other Brownies, Guides and Rainbows from all over Oxfordshire to celebrate Girl Guiding being 100 years old. There were lots of games including archery, making craft, going in a helicopter and tug of war. We even had a huge picnic with all of the Brownies. That is how we celebrated Girl Guiding being 100 years old in Oxfordshire.

Georgia Wornham

At our Brownie meetings we have been doing lots of activities to earn all our badges and here are a few of them that we earned this year : World cultures, Wildlife Explorer, Toymaker (we made our own teddies), Seasons, Out and About, Cook and Brownie Traditions. To get our Cooks badge we had to do things like use kitchen utensils, explain the basics of food hygiene, make some food. Other Brownies have badges like Swimming, Swimming Advanced, Brownie Camper, Craft and Artist.

Lauren Young

We hope we have inspired you to come to Brightwell Brownies because we have lots of fun and go on cool trips. If you are a girl aged between 7 and 10 why not come along and join us at the Village Hall on Mondays at 6.00 till 7.30pm. Please contact Brown Owl (Tora Hallett) on 07827239094. Hope to see you soon!

Sally Eccleston