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Space for adventure as girl guiding units celebrate

Units taking part in activities though out the day, meeting performers, lamas, and time travellers.

Units taking part in activities though out the day, meeting performers, lamas, and time travellers.

Members of Girguiding Northumberland embarked on a cosmic Star Quest Spectacular adventure at the weekend to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Brownies.

The youngsters joined more than 11,500 Girlguiding members from across the north east at Wetherby racecourse to mark The Big Brownie Birthday with a space-themed spectacular.

The all-girl celebration saw the young stargazers go on the hunt for missing stars from the Seven Sisters constellation, taking part in challenges and enjoying new and exciting adventures along the way.

The day ended with a Starquest show for everyone as the stars that had been found were put back in the sky in a shower of sparks and fireworks.

Allison Graydon, division commissioner for Cramlington, said: “Seeing girls from all over our county come together with others from counties in the north east of England to celebrate The Big Brownie Birthday has been fantastic.

“It was amazing to see so many girls enjoying the vast and varied activities on offer.”

Dorothy Minns, of 1st Cowpen Brownies, added: “Our Brownies really felt that they were part of a very large and exciting group of Brownie friends.”

Adventures like Star Quest are just part of the range of activities, challenges and exciting opportunities open to Brownies. For more information about The Big Brownie Birthday and how to join Girlguiding – the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK – go to: www.girlguiding.org.uk

 

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