Brownies from across Brechin and Edzell joined together to celebrate World Thinking Day at the Gardner Memorial Church on Saturday, February 26.
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Leaders gathered for the celebration, which marks one of the most significant dates in the guiding calendar.
World Thinking Day is an opportunity for the ten million Guides and Girl Scouts in 145 countries around the world to think about the diversity of the worldwide membership and show appreciation for each other’s lives.
World Thinking Day takes place on February 22 each year: the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
The 75 girls and young women celebrated World Thinking Day by basing their service around the Olympics.
Each unit was asked to represent an Olympic country where they performed songs, recited Promises and interesting facts about their chosen country. Countries represented were Holland, Italy, France, Australia, Switzerland, China, Greece and Mexico.
Also at the service two new flags were dedicated for the 4th Brechin Brownies and the 6th Brechin Brownies.
Charlotte Yates from the 2nd Brechin Guides was awarded her Baden-Powell Badge, which is the highest award a Guide can receive.
Winners of the Thinking Day poster competition were also awarded their prizes.
Leigh, aged seven, said: “I really enjoyed singing our song to everyone. I liked listening to the other girls when they were singing too.”
Karen Proctor, District Commissioner, said “The Thinking Day service was very well attended with representatives from Friends of Guiding, the newly formed Southesk Trefoil Guild, our County Commissioner, as well as friends and family.”
Memebership for Girlguiding in Angus grew last year, resulting in a number of new units opening in the past 12 months.
There are currently vacancies for girls in some units – Brechin Rainbows (ages five – seven) and Edzell Brownies (ages seven – ten).
Edzell Guides (ages 10 -14) recently re-opened and would welcome details of any girls who would like to come along and join that Unit.
For further details contact Karen on 07769 253 139 or the County Office on 01307 461090 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org