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1st Chipperfield Brownies

1st of October 2011

We have welcomed two new Brownies since April. Here are some of the fun activities the girls have enjoyed this term. Three of our Brownies joined the rest of the District in a Royal Wedding Activity Evening – the girls did various crafts associated with the Royal Wedding, had a tea party and ended the evening by singing the National Anthem! A really good time was had by all Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
The girls enjoyed an evening at Phasels Wood, a barn dance with Bovingdon Guides and they worked really hard to gain their Fire Safety badge. Three of our Brownies joined in the parade at Abbots Langley carnival. The term ended with a Fashion Show, including a raffle, which raised a brilliant £42.00 for Cancer Research.

The Super Brownie of the Year competition was as follows: 1st Beatrice Tasker, 2nd Aoife Regan and 3rd Ella Broadfield. Well done everyone, very well deserved.
The main highlight of the term was the Pack Holiday. 15 girls enjoyed a fun-packed weekend at Cherry Green Trees Guide Activity Centre, Colney Heath, 29 July–1 August. The theme was Winnie the Pooh with all leaders/helpers changing their names to the various characters during our stay!

The girls had great fun helping to cook the meals, waitressing and cleaning the Pack Holiday home. Our craft activities included tie-dying t-shirts, decorating photo frames, making pot pourri bags, painting salt dough bears and making key rings and bracelets. We also enjoyed playing parachute games, a treasure hunt, a pampering evening, entertainment night, disco and water games in the sun. The girls gained badges: Brownie Holiday, Craft, Cook, Home Skills and Entertainer.

One comment which stood out from one of the Brownies was, “this food is great, it’s like being in a five star hotel!” Of the 15 girls who attended the holiday, only one had been before and nobody was homesick! Everyone worked really well together and we had a great time living and laughing.

During the holiday I gave points to the girls for being helpful, kind, friendly etc. The Pack Holiday Super Brownie was Aoife. Everyone received an award, eg: Sleepy Doormouse, Pack Holiday Mother Hen (for looking after the little ones), friendliest Brownie, most helpful Brownie and Pack Holiday chatterbox!

I gained my Pack Holiday licence in 2004 and this is my 5th holiday since then. This has been my favourite because everyone got on so well together and were so enthusiastic and well behaved. It was very hard work but great fun! They must have enjoyed it because they asked at the end, “when is the next one, Brown Owl?” Watch this space!!

Sadly, we said goodbye to our ‘Little Owl’, Rhiannon, who is off to university.
My thanks go to my wonderful team: Hannah, Pat, Rhiannon, Ann, Charlotte, Ciera and Georgia.

My Pack is full at the moment, but if you would like to put your daughter’s name on the waiting list (the starting age is 7) it’s never too early! Please contact Sian Roberts on 07982 610775 or email at
If you are 18+ and interested in giving some time to Girlguiding UK and would like a really rewarding experience in working with girls aged 5-14, please contact Jean Banks on 01923 400370. Thank you.
Sian Roberts Brown Owl

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