I have run a successful Brownie pack in Newport Pagnell my home town for 27 years and in that time seen many girls age 7-10 grow in confidence while having fun. We have meetings each week for 1 hour and half in which time we learn craft skills team building skills though play and general activities, we also go out on trips and sleepovers trips include London and various other places. Last year in October 2010 the girls had a change to learn boating skills. I am Brown Owl so have responsibility for the safe running of all activities and to make sure that the activities are organised attend training for myself and keep all records for the unit up to date as well. The girls have also been gardening and planting trees for the community and have a Christmas stall at the town fair each year and also carnival floats. I have a waiting list of girls waiting to join my unit as it is one of the more popular ones in our town.
This is a safe environment for the girls to go to each week to have fun while leaning new skills and also the community benefits from tree planting fund raising though the Christmas fair each year. Girl Guiding up plays a big part in community life attending remembrance parades each year and taking part in the annual carnival.