Sherwood Greenlaw Parish Church
32nd ‘A’ Paisley Brownie Pack
The 32nd ‘A’ Paisley Brownie Pack is held in the Sherwood Greenlaw Church Halls (Lower hall) on Tuesday night from 6.15 p.m. till 7.30 p.m.
We are also known as the Tuesday Brownies.
Brownies are for girls aged 7 to 10 years old.
There are 5 leaders at present, who give either a full time or part time commitment, and are vetted by Girl Guiding Scotland i.e. Disclosure Scotland.
As a unit we try to give the girls a varied programme of activities every year, with the ultimate goal of earning badges and having fun without too much hard work involved (the girls gain badges and don’t know it)! We also have outings to ten-pin bowling, a pantomime at Christmas, outdoor activities and church parades.
This year the theme (or Adventure as we call it in Brownies) is China, due to the recent Olympics and the success of Team GB.
At present the girls have been making Olympic torches and preparing for their Opening Ceremony, therefore gaining work towards the Craft and Agility badges. Throughout the year we will be learning about the Chinese culture and when Chinese New Year approaches, we will have a Closing Ceremony, with sampling of some Chinese food. With the spirit of Team GB, six will also be ‘going for gold’ by gaining Gold Stars for extra commitment in keeping their promise, and at the end of term in May, we hope to give medals.
Although there are five Guiders, as a Unit we would appreciate any one who would be willing to become a badge tester or pass on any skill to the Brownies or could be available to help out on occasions.
Further information can be obtained via the Church office.
The Brownie Guide Promise
Brownies make this simple Promise that they share with members around the world: I promise that I will do my best:To love my God,To serve the Queen and my country,To help other people and To keep the Brownie Guide Law.
The Brownie Guide Law
A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a Good Turn every day.
14TH PAISLEY BROWNIES
By the time you read this we will only have two more meetings until the Christmas holidays.
Since September, we have enrolled 12 girls and our Pack now has 20 Brownies.
This session we have been very lucky as we now have some Young Leaders assisting us on a weekly basis and also some adults helping out when required. This has been a blessing as the majority of the girls are only 7 and we have started the new programme which brings a challenge to us all.
The girls have been working hard towards either their Promise badge or working on the new programme. Hopefully, most of the older girls will gain the Skills Builder Reflect Know Myself badge. For this they have 5 challenges to complete which have to be done during the Brownie meeting.
Our Young Leaders planned and ran the Halloween Party and all the girls enjoyed themselves. The costumes were really good. Well done parents!
In November the girls made poppies for the Remembrance Service and took great care and pride in making them. These were then, along with other poppies, on display in the church. Thank you to our Elders for helping out with this task and to the Congregation for supporting this act of Remembrance.
We are still in contact with the Brownie Pack in Toronto and a letter will be sent before Christmas telling them all about the things we have been doing this term.
On the 6th December, the girls will be going to the local Pantomime at Gallowhill Community Centre and then our last night will be a craft evening and decorating our tree for the Christmas Tree Festival.
We would like to thank all the Young Leaders, parents and Unit helpers that have made this term run a little easier.
Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for your continued support.
Liz Forrest (Snowy Owl)