Thornbury Brownies receive highest award
THREE girls at 4th Thornbury Brownies have achieved their Gold award from Girlguiding, the highest award available under the recently-updated guiding programme.
Leader Kim Walsh-Young said Lizzy Emery, Madeleine Gill and Sophia Jones had shown “great commitment and perseverance”.
The girls had to complete their adventure awards from the original programme plus three interest badges at home from the new programme, and then had the challenge of running a whole evening of activities for their unit.
They chose to fill the session with activities based on their interests. Madeleine Gill chose books and chocolate, encouraging brownies to take part in a book swap and designing and tasting their own chocolate bars. Lizzy Emery encouraged girls to bring in their recycling and do some junk modelling, turning it into animals. Sophia Jones, who had done her languages badge, gave the girls the opportunity to taste Dutch food and learn a few Dutch words.