Twelve girls, who are members of 1st Marlborough Brownies, organised and ran a summer fete to raise funds for the charity Love Marlborough Kids Meals. The fete, which was attended by other Brownies, raised nearly £70 for the charity which provides hot family meals for those who need them.
Louise Campbell, Assistant Brownie leader, told Marlborough.news, “As part of their gold award challenge, the girls organised and ran the summer fete. The activities included some great games, a tombola, a cake stall, a blind taste test stall, a wildlife activity stall where the girls could make birdseed fat balls, bug hotels and wildlife themed bookmarks. It was a very special evening and we are so very proud of them.
The Brownie gold award is the highest badge GirlGuiding offers to Brownies. It is a huge achievement for the girls to get as far as this. Over the 3 years they are at Brownies, the girls work on badges across our 6 themes. They have to complete some at Brownies, some at home, and spend the required amount of time on activities in each section of our Brownie Programme.
They have worked across a massive range of activities, from designing gardens, putting up tents, baking, learning some local history and learning about space, and it has been a large commitment of time and effort. Once they have earned all the badges they need in each section, they are ready to go for their gold award challenge, which is what this event was.”
The summer fete was held at St Mary’s Church Hall and unfortunately parents could not be invited due to Covid restrictions. However, the Brownies were pleased to welcome, Rev. Chris Smith, the Rector of St Mary’s.