Brownies mark big day in cosmic style


THE sky was the limit as Brownies from Barnham and Yapton marked a big birthday in cosmic style.

Brownies from groups in the two villages were among those who embarked on a cosmic Star Quest adventure to celebrate the movement’s 100th birthday with a space-themed spectacular.

Sue Lockwood, leader of 2nd Barnham Brownies said: “Reminding the girls of the history of the Brownies, as well as looking to the future through all of these fun activities shows that Girlguiding is constantly evolving and growing.

“Star Quest has been a fitting way to mark 100 years of Brownies – the girls have had a really exciting adventure today and will be talking about it for weeks, I’m sure.”

Joined by more than 850 Brownies from around West Sussex at Chichester College’s Brinsbury Campus in Pulborough, the young stargazers travel through three time zones 
in the hunt for missing stars – taking part in challenges and enjoying new and exciting adventures en route.

Nine-year-old Isabel from 2nd Barnham Brownies said: “Our Star Quest has been so fun.

“It is amazing seeing 
so many Brownies all in one place – I didn’t realise there were this many in West Sussex.

“My favourite activity was the headbands we made that looked like aliens – it was fun seeing what ideas everyone came up with and everyone’s looked very different.”

The girls started their adventures in the present enjoying activities such as djembe drum lessons, planting sunflowers and creating carnival themed artwork. They then blasted on into the future where Brownies had the opportunity to abseil, create their own constellation guides, let off some stomp rockets and lots more.

Activities in the afternoon were based on the past and included having a turn on classic fairground rides, pressing flowers for a bookmark, playing traditional skipping games and 
taking part in a classic village fete.