Sunday, 16 May 2010

Brownies Takeover The Airport

Remember this? Well, if you were at Birmingham Airport on Saturday, you would not have been able to miss 50 visiting Brownies!

We ran a Brownies Takeover for the district, travelling by train and monorail to the airport. We visited the Aviation Experience; apparently it used to be packed with interactive screens, now not so much but there were rows of airplane seats to strap into and have fun - way more leg room than any plane I've ever been on! - and the best view of landing and taking off planes in the airport now that security has been stepped up so much.

After that, we walked down to Departures and looked at security, quite a few girls had never flown so we talked about what you can and can't take on planes, about the x-ray machines etc. After that, we headed down to check-in, there was a whole row of desks not being used so we had a good look at those, including weighing several Brownies on the luggage scales! We even had one teeny tiny Brownie who got into the frame they have for maximum hand luggage size, she fit perfectly!

Then it was back on the monorail and train home, the whole thing took a little over three hours and I think most of the girls enjoyed themselves, mixing with two other Brownie packs was fun. There were a couple of girls in one of the packs who were condemning the whole thing as R-U-B-B-I-S-H (they spelled it out so we wouldn't realise?), but I got the impression that there wasn't much those particular girls wouldn't think was rubbish.

It was a good trip to do in large numbers, there was definitely quite a dramatic effect having 50 girls in brown and yellow marching through the airport!


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

And I have no idea you had a monorail near you -- also sounds like fun. Here, the only places I've seen them have been as transportation at amusement parks. Disney has one in Florida that moves people from park to park and to the parking lots.

Kelloggsville said...

there's always the few that have to rubbish it just to annoy you. Secretly I bet they enjoyed it but they are playing 'too cool for school' and would never admit it - after all they went and they knew what they were going to. Well done Brown Owll sounds like a fun day : yet another Mountain top moment. Your Brownies are in a mountain range!!!!!!!

Tawny said...

Sounds like it was great fun. There are always a couple of girls who turn their noses up at everything!

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