Search

Club news: 5th Gidea Park Brownies learn valuable life skills

PUBLISHED: 14:33 21 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:33 21 January 2015

Grace

Grace

Archant

The 5th Gidea Park Brownies started the year with a visit to the pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, at the Queens Theatre.

They had a fantastic time joining in with the production and had a back stage tour where they saw costumes and scenery being made.

Congratulations to Grace Barnard, leader with the 3rd Gidea Park St Michael’s Brownies, who was presented with her adult leaders certificate and badge by her mentor Sarah Cassidy at a meal for past and present St Michael’s leaders and helpers at the Harvester Gidea Park. Grace was a Brownie, Guide, pack leader and young leader at St Michael’s.

The 5th Gidea Park Brownies are working on their Brownie Skills interest badge this term which will help them learn some life skills. They’ve already practiced packing a suitcase for a summer week in Spain and an autumn weekend in Centreparcs. They’ve also studied timetables and are confident of being able to find their way from Gidea Park station to Southend and catch a bus to the beach should the occasion arise.

Many of our groups have already booked residential events for the summer so will be very busy finalising plans, organising activities and writing shopping lists. It can be quite a challenge for the caterers to plan menus, calculate quantities to feed 30 people.

So it’s not only Brownies who learn life skills with Girlguiding! Our leaders learn how to plan large events, how to cater for them, first aid, time management and even international trips. We also get the opportunity to try activities that we wouldn’t otherwise dream of – when you’ve got a group of Guides persuading you that you really must have a go at abseiling or Brownies insisting that you try the grass sledging, you really can’t say no! Sometimes I think that we have more fun than the girls!

If you would like to find out more about joining us, please contact Linda Taylor on 01708 471271 or email lin.taylor@talktalk.net

Latest Romford News Stories

11:54

The man had a stab wound to his chest and a slash wound to his arm.

Two gang members from Dagenham and Romford are among nine to be banned from making drill rap videos, wearing hoodies and riding bikes in a bid to crack down on crime.

10:00

Budding athletes at an Upminster school used their swimming, cycling and running skills to compete in a triathlon event.

07:50

The road in Elm Park has been misspelt since the 1960s and now the council is going to recognise the mistake with a commemorative plaque.

Yesterday, 15:00

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 60, 40 and 20 years ago

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to residents in a local park when a woman came running towards us, shouting that she needed a defibrillator urgently.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Farming was very different 200 years ago as Prof Ged Martin’s story of an Emerson Park landowner shows

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now