Brownies and Guides party

Girlguiding Atherton Big Jubilee Indoor Street Party.  Ellie Penkywicz of 3rd Atherton Brownies and Katy Hilliard of 3rd Atherton Guides painting Patriotic Nails

Girlguiding Atherton Big Jubilee Indoor Street Party. Ellie Penkywicz of 3rd Atherton Brownies and Katy Hilliard of 3rd Atherton Guides painting Patriotic Nails

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The Brownies and Guides of Girlguiding Atherton saw Jubilee Week in with a bang.

They held Indoor Street Party, held on Wednesday (May 30) at the Scout and Guide Headquarters in Howe Bridge.

The 1st and 3rd Atherton Brownies put on a spread fit for the Queen, inviting parents and members of the community over for tea and cakes in honour of Her Majesty.

There was even a visit from the ladies of The Trefoil Guild – the section of Girlguiding UK for women who are no longer involved in active guiding.

The evening was full of activities with the Brownies running a tombola, lucky dip and a Friendship Bracelet stall. Other activities on the night included Patriotic Nail Painting and a Jubilee Cupcakery. They even managed to convince the girls from 3rd Atherton Guides to do all of the washing up!

Lynn Stout of Girlguiding Atherton said: “There was a fantastic community spirit and I felt proud to be their District Commissioner.”

There has been a Girlguiding presence in Atherton since the earliest days of the movement, and as Girlguiding UK moves into its second century, the Leaders of Atherton District are growing from strength to strength – their newest unit, 1st Atherton Brownies, runs after-school at Hindsford CE Primary and is the first of many that the girls of Girlguiding Atherton have planned.

The event raised more than £200 for the youth group, which is run entirely by volunteers who give up their time to deliver the programme. Sara Smallman, Unit Leader for 3rd Atherton Brownies, said “We had such a great night and the girls worked really hard to make it a success.

“It is amazing to see how much a group of seven to 10 year olds can do when they put their minds to it. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to come and join our guiding family; the more leaders we have, the more girls can join us.”

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