PICTURES: Centenary bash for Brownies

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This year is a big year for the Brownies movement – and these Fleetwood girls are celebrating.

The organisation is marking its centenary and for 67 of those 100 years, 15th Fleetwood Brownies has seen thousands of Fleetwood girls pass through the ranks, learning new skills and making lifelong friends.

Meeting once a week St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Church hall, the group is currently full to capacity.

Unit leader Tracy Clare said: “It’s very popular and so is Rainbows which feeds into Brownies when they’re older.

“They are a friendly group and make everyone feel welcome. They get so much out of it, new opportunities and they love working towards their badges. If there’s a badge involved they’ll do it!”

At the moment the girls are celebrating the ‘Big Brownie Birthday’ with lots of extra activities including making a poster depicting various years throughout the history of the movement. They are also going to take part in a night in the dark event to find out what it felt like during the blackouts of the war.

Along with units from across the Fylde Coast, 16th Fleetwood group is taking part in a special activity party day at the Norbreck to celebrate the centenary.




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