Star Quest at Brownie celebrations

Pictured are girls from teh 2nd Brechin Brownies in old uniforms.
Pictured are girls from teh 2nd Brechin Brownies in old uniforms.

Girlguiding Angus embarked on a cosmic Star Quest adventure to celebrate the 100th birthday of Brownies.

250 Brownies from around Angus came together at the County’s Outdoor Centre at Ladenford to mark The Big Brownie Birthday with a space-themed spectacular.

The all-girl celebration on Sunday, August 31, saw the young stargazers travel through three time zones; the past, the present and the future - taking part in challenges and enjoying new and exciting adventures en-route.

The Star Quest story began with a telegram arriving from Brownies in New Zealand looking for help as they had lost their sparkle and wanted the Brownies from Angus to help find their stars.

The activities from the past included trying on old uniforms, taking part in badge-work activities such as knitting, polishing belts and badges, and a game of hopscotch.

For the present, they played giants games, such as connect four and jenga, and completed a star trail in the woods where they had to break a coded message.

Finally they journeyed to the future, where they went on ‘Starships’ with the help of the LimeLight Company.

Fiona Dalziel, County Commissioner for Girlguiding Angus said: “Seeing Brownies from all over Angus come together to celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday has been fantastic! We have had a great year of celebrations, making life long memories for our girls. Our outstanding team of dedicated volunteers have had a fabulous time making these events happen.

“Girlguiding is as much fun for our leaders as it is for the 1,200 young people who are involved in our units throughout Angus, where we empower girls and young women to make decisions about the opportunities they deserve, making sure their voices are at the heart of what we do.”