Thurrock West Division Rainbow/Brownie link day at Cherrywood Campsite, Purfleet. The girls made a fruit sald each, played 'breakfast' bingo where they rolled a dice to 'win' a knife,fork, spoon, plate and cup, and made father's day cards. They also had to find objects in the woods to spell Rainbows and Brownies
Ann Matthews receives her MBE for services to Young People through Girlguiding, the Scout Association and the British Youth Band Association.
Ann began her Guiding life as a Brownie in Brentwood 53 years ago. She has held many roles, the latest being Assistant County Commissioner which came to an end last October.
She says she feels "humble" to receive this award as "there are so many volunteers who do as much, if not more, than me who are equally deserving"