Brownies (2nd St Athan)
7 to 10 year olds
5.45pm – 7.15pm
Michelle Robinson Booth
COME AND JOIN US ON OUR ADVENTURE!
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We are the leading charity for girls and young women in Wales. Thanks to our amazing 4,000 volunteers, we deliver life-changing adventures and opportunities to over 18,000 girls aged from 5 to 25. We give girls a VOICE and have done for over 100 years!
We’ve listened to all our girls, volunteers and friends and are launching our new ‘Being Our Best’ programme…
What an exciting time to be part of this amazing organisation. At the end of 2015, we drew together thoughts and ideas from Members across Girlguiding Cymru to develop a strategic plan for the next five years. This plan defines where we want to be in Girlguiding in Wales by 2021, what we plan to do to get there and how our actions support Girlguiding UK’s plans.
Brownies is our section for girls aged 7 to 10 and through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie Interest Badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.
Brownies become a member of a Six, a unit with a name such as Badger, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Hedgehog or Rabbit, and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies.
The Brownie Adventure is divided into three areas:
You: Brownies develop confidence and self-esteem through having new experiences and learning new skills. They build friendships and learn to share and cooperate with others by working together in small groups called ‘Sixes’. They get a say in what happens at Brownies through discussions or ‘Pow-wows’, which help them develop decision-making skills and the ability to put their views across.
Community: We encourage girls to become active citizens by helping them understand and participate in their communities. This could mean raising money for charities or visiting local places of interest.
World: Our programme encourages girls to learn about the wider world. Activities could involve celebrating a festival from a different culture, finding out about endangered animal species, or learning how they can combat climate change.
In 2014, Brownies will be 100 years old. To celebrate, we are having The Big Brownie Birthday which will bring exciting opportunities and events throughout Wales and the UK.