How we celebrated 100 years of Brownies!
If the Big Brownie Birthday has taught us one thing, it’s that Brownies know how to party! From celebrating at Buckingham Palace and No 10 Downing Street to the fantastic Big Brownie Birthday Fun Day at Gleneagles, girls from all over Scotland marked 100 years of the Brownies in style.
In March, 2,000 Edinburgh Brownies took over the Scottish National Museum where they boogied the night away in a silent disco, took part in a star trail around the Museum and enjoyed entertainment from African drummers and ballet dancers. 600 Dunbartonshire Brownies celebrated with a sleepover at the Glasgow Science Centre after trying their hand at experiments and scientific activities.
In June, a whopping 4,000 Brownies took part in Scotland’s biggest birthday event of the year – the Big Brownie Fun Day at Gleneagles. Girls tried out an inflatable obstacle course and giant slide, brushed up their drumming and circus skills and had chemistry fun with invisible paint.
Brownie Caroline, nine, said: “My favourite part of the Fun Day was when we went into the science tent and we got magic paint!”. Jasmine, nine, added: “We’ve been on the giant slide and did some Zumba. The big LEGO birthday cake was really cool as well!”
And in July, Brownies from the 1st Maryburgh Brownies and the 2nd Lochalsh Brownies joined more than 100 girls from across the UK to celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday at No. 10 Downing Street with a garden party which included adventurous activities, giant games and face painting.
Adventures like the Big Brownie Birthday are just part of the huge range of exciting activities and exciting opportunities open to Brownies in Scotland. Girls take part in a varied weekly programme with their local group, covering everything from stargazing, world issues and science to abseiling, canoeing and zip wiring.