1st Walton Brownies have been celebrating their 70th birthday in style! Their birthday party was attended by the Brownies themselves, 3rd Stone Guides and invited guests including : Division Commissioner, Jill Piggot and former Brown Owls, Jane West and Jo Sutton.

The girls arrived in their party clothes and enjoyed party games, a chance to look at old photos from previous birthdays and took home party bags containing delicious pieces of birthday cake that had been made and decorated by Sarah Beardmore (a Brownie mom and Brownie Leader).

Present Brown Owl, Hayley Downes commented that,” it’s great to see that after 70 years the Brownie experience is still being enjoyed and remains popular with girls here in Stone. I feel very proud to be part of the local guiding community and even though I have only been volunteering for five years, it is a privilege to be part of the history of 1st Walton Brownines. I hope that there are many more happy years to come.”

Sarah Williams, another Walton Leader said, “I enjoy helping the girls develop life skills and having fun at the same time” and Charlotte, aged 7, who joined Walton Brownies during the height of the pandemic on Zoom, said that “ I love all the activities that we do at Brownies. I enjoy earning different interest badges and best of all being with my friends again.”


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