Centenary celebrations for Easebourne brownies


GIRLS from the 1st Easebourne Brownies held a special party to mark the 100th birthday of the organisation.

This year sees hundreds of thousands of Girlguiding members from all over the UK celebrating The Big Brownie Birthday – and the Easebourne Brownies chose to hold their own celebration to mark the occasion.

The girls took the lead in planning the festivities, by having a Brownie Pow Wow to decide who would bring what food for a bring and share picnic.

They chose a variety of games including pass the parcel, musical mats, water games and chose party wear for the evening as well.

Assistant leader Emma Parry said: “It was fantastic to see the girls have so much fun planning the party and building their confidence – this year is all about the Brownies, so it was right that they chose how to celebrate.

“Everybody had a great time and it was a fitting way to mark 100 years of Brownies.”

Leaders organised a Big Brownie Birthday cake with the Big Brownie Birthday logo on it to take home in their goody bags along with a Brownie Bracelet and Brownie book of summer fun.

They welcomed new Brownies due to start in September, parents and some district leaders to the party where the girls blew out candles on the special birthday cake.

They had a piñata full of sweets which was shared out at the end showing the girls due to start in September the fun to look forward to.

Leader Julia Wain told the Observer: “It was a very traditional birthday party, jelly and ice cream and 100 candles. The Brownies are also looking forward to the unit sleep-over at the beginning of 
September when they will be working on the ‘stay away’ badge to celebrate the end of the Big Brownie Birthday.”