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Brownies Super Sleepover

Susie Heritage Published: 01 February 2024

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Girls dressed in old brownie uniforms

All 5 Brownie groups in Wymondham had an exciting start to 2024, with a sleepover at Eaton Vale activity centre. 82 girls and 15 volunteer leaders took part in the biggest residential event Girlguiding Wymondham has ever organised.

The theme of the sleepover was ‘We Love Brownies’ and we did lots of games, crafts and activities about Brownies past, present and future. We had a visit from the ‘Archive Resource Centre’, a Girlguiding museum that brought old uniforms for the girls to try on, which was nostalgic for leaders and parents! The girls (and leaders) also challenged themselves to take part in adventurous activities including climbing walls and buggy building. Of course, we finished with campfire songs and toasted marshmallows!

Group of girls outdoor gathering

It was the first night away from family for most of the girls and although there were nerves to start with, they all loved it and were very keen to do it again! There were lots of new friendships formed and hopefully everyone made memories that will last a long time.

Girlguiding Wymondham runs unit meetings and activities throughout the year for girls and women aged 4+. It provides fantastic experiences for girls, but all age units have long waiting lists and we are always on the look-out for new leaders. No experience necessary - just enthusiasm and a couple of free hours one evening a week. Anyone interested in joining in the fun can register at go.girlguiding.org.uk/join-us and we can chat to you about the opportunities available.

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