Well done girls.
On Thursday the 08th December, 1st Little Hallingbury went along to St.Mary’x Church in Lt.Hallingbury to complete the decoration of their Christmas Tree; the girls had been making decorations for the tree for some weeks.
Well done girls.
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
More than 70 girls from all sections and their leaders had a great time during their sleepover at St Johns Church in Grays.
This national award may be given to any member of Girlguiding (up to her 26th birthday) who has displayed exceptional courage.
Jan Knight, County Commissioner, said 'The award was well received and Zoe was able to explain to her Brownie friends how she felt about her operations and what she did to help her get through the treatment. She was so thankful of the get well wishes from her Brownie friends and their help in raising over £800 for Great Ormond Street Hospital that while she was there and then recovering at home she made each and every one of them a bracelet.
As well as looking forward to going up to Guides she is also interested in cycling and one day would like to compete in the Olympic Games.
With her bravery and determination I sincerely hope her dreams come true.'
Zoe is a Brownie with the 4th Epping Brownies.
I just thought you might like to see how South Hornchurch District have been celebrating the Big Brownie Birthday. Yesterday the 28th May 2014 we embarked on our Euro hop adventure - a day trip to Paris. The day started early with us all meeting at 6.30am to begin our journey. After passports and EHIC's were all accounted for we set of to St Pancras and the Eurostar. We checked into the Eurostar and went through security and passport control (a first for some of our Brownies) before taking our seats on the train. On the train the girls had activity books on the Eiffel tower to pass the time and were served snacks courtesy of Snowy Owl who was only mistaken for a member of train staff once! On arrival in Paris we made our way to the Eiffel Tower on the Paris Metro with only one minor detour via the wrong platform. The metro was a bit more of a tight squeeze than the tube, but we did like the double decker trains!
When we arrived at the Eiffel tower we tucked into our lunch while Snowy got our tickets, she had threatened to make us walk up the stairs (all 600 of them) but luckily she was nice to us and let us get the lift. Up we went to the second floor where four of our old brownies who have just gone upto guides made their Guide promise. After a walk around the tower and some stops for pictures we headed back down and boarded our cruise boat for a trip down the Seine. We had fun listening to the commentary in various languages and wiping out the on board gift shop! We disembarked the cruise and made our made dash through the only rain of the day back to the metro to make our way back to Gare du Nord and the Eurostar home. We arrived back at St Pancras 13 hours after we began our Journey very tired but with lots of stories to tell of our Big Brownie Birthday Adventure.
Emily's Mum was taking the children (Emily aged 8 and her younger brother Joe) to School when she had a mishap and fell from her mobility scooter.
An ambulance was called, but while waiting for the ambulance to arrive:
Emily calmly rang her Dad, calmed her little brother, who was very upset, and sat with her Mum, using tissues to clean her face of blood and sat calming her down until the ambulance arrived, holding her little brother's hand all the time.
Emily said that 'she had a wobbly feeling in her tummy all the time', but she DID HER BEST. What more could anybody ask.
Here in Essex West we have a new Award called the County Achievement Award.
It was initially designed for Guides and Senior Section but in light Of this incident we have realised that there should not be a restriction on age.
Well done Emily and I have pleasure in presenting you with your County Achievement Award. This is the first time I have presented this Award and I am so proud to be presenting it to you.
We are all very proud of you.”