Brownies, aged 7 to 10, from Lyneham, Minety, Purton and Royal Wootton Bassett, enjoyed a day of seaside activities on Saturday 5 July at Girlguiding Wiltshire North’s County Headquarters in East Tytherton.
The beach came to landlocked Wiltshire and 70 girls and their Leaders spent a day in the glorious July sunshine enjoying activities which included pebble painting, giant bubbles, origami seagulls, porthole pictures, and playing in purple sand.
There was also kite making, fishing in a paddling pool, creating beachwear from recycled materials and making fruit juice cocktails.
The day was finished off with hot dogs, ice lollies and cupcakes decorated with beach themed toppers. The Brownies made a colourful sight in their bright yellow T-shirts as they enjoyed the shade of the trees in the garden for their picnic tea.
Katy O’Brien, age 8 from Purton, said: “I’ve really had fun and enjoyed all the activities. I wish we could have had longer because our group didn’t have time to play frisbee.”
Division Commissioner, Jo Sully said: “The day was a great chance for the girls to meet other Brownies from the area and enjoy a range of fun activities in a safe, girl-only space. All the girls told me how much they enjoyed themselves and the day flew by.”
Adventures like this are just part of the range of activities open to girls and young women through Girlguiding, which allow them to grow in confidence, raise their aspirations and have fun in a safe, girl-only space.
Image by Girlguiding South West Region’s photographer, Russell Sach