Bulwell Brownies have a ‘cosmic’ camp to celebrate big birthday

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Girls from two Bulwell Brownie units have just returned from a ‘Cosmic’, action-packed camp to mark the organisations 100th birthday.

The groups from 104th and 105th Nottingham Brownie packs travelled to the camp at Beaudesert Park near Rugeley in Staffordshire organised by Girlguiding Midlands .

They joined other girls aged seven to 10 from Brownie units in neighbouring Bramcote and Eastwood, and joined more than 270 other youngsters to celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday by spending four nights under canvas.

“For many of the girls it was their first sleepover away from home and they enjoyed lots of activities during their stay, including trampolining, abseiling and climbing,” said spokesman Jill O’Sullivan.

“The challenges were drawn from the Brownie Adventure programme which has been developed by Girlguiding UK to build confidence and self-esteem whilst giving girls opportunities to have fun.”

Sophie Wilson (nine) of Bulwell-based 104th Nottingham Brownies says she enjoyed bhangra dancing best, whilst Angel Gough (eight) had fun round the camp fire, learning new songs and helping with the cooking.

“I had so much fun with my Brownie friends and we became even closer,” says Kitty Allsop (nine).

Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s County Commissioner, Kate Royse, added her thanks to the team of volunteers who made it possible.

“I’d like to thank the adult leaders and helpers who ensured they had such a brilliant time.”