Huge birthday celebrations

Lindfield Brownies SUS-140626-123520001
Lindfield Brownies SUS-140626-123520001

More than 220 Haywards Heath Division Girlguiding members took part an all girl sleep-over at a football stadium in celebration of The Big Brownie Birthday.

More than 1100 Brownies, Brownie leaders and volunteers from Girlguiding Sussex Central County were at the event at At the Amex stadium , in Brighton, last weekend June 21 to 22.

Brownies have been taking part in many events throughout Mid Sussex to mark the 100th Birthday of Brownies

Those who attended the sleep over took part in activities, including; circus skills, fairground games, drumming workshops, birthday cake decorating, an inflatable assault course and climbing the heights of Spider Mountain.

The Brownies, aged seven to ten, also made pop-up cards, milk bottle elephants, felting flowers and friendship bracelets.

They were able to meet top women’s footballer, Kim Stenning and their afternoon was followed with a disco and a movie on the Stadium’s big screens before they slept beneath the stands of the stadium.

The finale for the weekend was the closing ceremony where they enjoyed action songs before the renewing of their Promise.

Brownies from Perrymount and Town Districts planted flowers at the Yews Community Centre, in Boltro Road, on June 11.

Mayor Cllr Sandy Ellis and the Town Clerk Steven Trice helped with their hard work.

Helen Hall, Yews co-ordinator, said: “It was lovely to see the Brownies so happily at work creating such a pretty flowerbed which will benefit all the users of these premises as well as the passers-by.”

Diann Johnson, Haywards Heath Division Commissioner, said: “As Leaders in Girl guiding, we talk with the girls about doing service and tonight was a great opportunity for our Brownies to experience just what doing service is all about and that it can be fun as well!”

Elsewhere Brownies and Leaders from Perrymount District held a Big Brownie Birthday party and the Lindfield Brownie Units of Rural District participated in the Lindfield Village Fete and received a prize.