Brownies celebrate 100th anniversary at Cosmic Camp

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Girls from the 1st Eastwood Brownies took part in a 
huge girls-only camping adventure where they celebrated 100 years of the Brownies.

The five girls from Eastwood joined more than 270 members of the organisation from across the country at Beaudesert Park in Cannock Wood, Staffordshire for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For many of the girls, aged eight to ten, it was their first time away from home but there were plenty of activities to keep them busy.


All the activities were chosen from the Brownie adventure programme, which works to build up the self-esteem and confidence of the girls, encourages them to become active citizens and allows them to have fun while making friends with Brownies from other groups.

Throughout the five-day camp the girls had the opportunity to try circus skills, rock-climbing, go-karting, open-air cooking and a greasy pole challenge.

Alex, of 1st Eastwood Brownies, thoroughly enjoyed the camp with 
her friends Emily, Scarlet, Lucy and Caitlin from her group.

She said: “This is the first time I have camped and it was really fun because we got to have a midnight feast in the tent and we went to a real campfire.

“I loved getting hot chocolate every night too.


“My favourite part was the greasy pole because it was really funny when you fell in or other fell in.”

Fellow Brownie Scarlet said: “The best part of the camp was when I got up Spider Mountain because it was quite tricky to get up but really fun to slide down.”

As part of the Big Brownie Birthday celebration, sleepovers, camps and holidays in unexpected are taking place across the country for Brownies and Guides.