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1996CDA06th April 2014


A new Brownie group in Wallingford has been officially opened during a very special celebration party – attended by the UK’s Chief Guide Gill Slocombe.

Even more girls will be able to enjoy the fun, friendship and adventure of being a Brownie following the opening of the 2nd Wallingford Brownies on Wednesday 26th March.

During their girl-only party, held at Fir Tree School in Wallingford, the Brownies enjoyed a series of fun activities and seven girls took their Promise in front of the Chief Guide.

Brownie Bea Swaine, aged seven, said: “Coming to Brownies inspires me to do more exciting things like making friends and helping my community, like when I pick up litter at school.”

Jennifer Pike aged seven, added: “I like coming to Brownies because of the fun activities we do.”

This year is a special celebration of adventure, friendship, community action and, of course, fun as Girlguiding’s most iconic section – the Brownies – turns 100.

New members of the 2nd Wallingford Brownies will join thousands of girls from every part of the UK in celebrating this very special birthday by tackling challenges big and small – from carrying out acts of kindness to taking on rafting, rock-climbing and zip wiring and raising awareness of issues affecting girls in the UK and worldwide.

Chief Guide Gill Slocombe, said: “I was thrilled to be part of this celebration and to welcome even more girls to the wonderful world of Girlguiding during this very special year for the Brownies.

“This is the Brownies’ year – it’s a chance for them to have fun, stand in the spotlight and shout out about just how much of difference girls can make.”

The new group has been opened by Brownie Leader Nicole Sollitt-Hayes and Leader in Training Jo Roles due to the popularity of Girlguiding in Wallingford. They would welcome more volunteers to help out at the new group, on a flexible basis.

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