Sunday, 2 March 2014

Thinking Day and the start of our star badge

14 of our Brownies, our Brownie Helper (a Guide), our Young Leader (a member of Senior Section), 3 Leaders and our District Commissioner celebrated Thinking Day with more than 600 Brownies from all over our county on Feb 22nd.

Thinking Day is an annual celebration across WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) on our founder Robert Baden Powell's birthday. This year, it was also the county launch of our Big Brownie Birthday celebrations.

It was a fun event, the girls danced, and sang, and coloured, and ate. And for attending, they earned their first triangle of (potentially) five.

Our county has given every Brownie this year this lovely pentagon-shaped badge and for each of the five county-wide events during the year, they can also get a triangle. Put them together and they make a star! Here's what we have earned so far:
The other four events are: a sleepover, a walk, a Brownie Revels (a fun day with lots of things to do with other Brownies), and a disco. We have signed up to all five though our numbers vary between 12 and 19 for each one, so most of our Brownies will not have a complete star but they won't be far off. Gorgeous badge and a great way to mark the 100th birthday. I'm thinking of sewing mine (because us leaders get them too) on my Big Brownie Birthday hoodie, I noticed one of the organisers on Thinking Day had done that and I liked it.

4 comments:

clarebeorhte said...

What a great idea for a badge!

Frugal Owl said...

Our Brownies are doing the Merseyside version of this badge even though we are in Kent east. Is it possible to buy a set?

Frugal Owl said...

Our Brownies are doing the Merseyside version of this badge even though we are in Kent east. Is it possible to buy a set?

Jen said...

I am really sorry, I would love to but they have restricted it, you can only get each piece if you take part in all 5 events and we haven't been allowed any extras. If they have leftovers at the end of the year, I will try to get a set for you?

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