Brownies from across the Diss Express area descended on London earlier this year, joining up to 4,000 other Girlguiding members in celebration of World Thinking Day.
Members of 1st Roydon Brownies, 1st Mellis Brownies, 1st Redgrave and Botesdale Brownies and 2nd Eye Brownies all took part. The Alexandra Palace underwent a transformation to host the girls-only event, organised to mark the annual day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide. The 4,000 were given the chance to take part in a number of activities, workshops, performances and games. Activities included a roller disco, ten-pin bowling, and workshops in photography, circus skills, fingerprinting and slimy science – with zorb racing, an inflatable assault course, bungee trampolining and human table football. Claire Lister, Guider In Charge, added: “The girls had a ball. They got to meet new people, learn a few new skills and have a go at some very adventurous things they’d never tried before. They also got to meet and make their promise with Gill Slocombe, the Chief Guide which was very exciting!””
Pictured are members of the 1st Roydon Brownies and 1st Mellis Brownies meeting Chief Guide Gill Slocombe.