Fenland Brownies learn about bushcraft during Easter adventure

11:10 01 May 2014

Brownies during the adventure.

Brownies during the adventure.

Archant

Twenty girl guides explored woodland, took part in an Easter egg hunt and tried their hand at bushcraft during a two day adventure.

Brownies toasting marshmallows.Brownies toasting marshmallows.

The girls, from the 2nd Doddington and 4th March Brownie groups, stayed at the Jarman Centre, Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East’s residential centre, near Newmarket.

They took part in giant outdoor art, learnt bushcraft skills including fire lighting and made hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

The girls themselves planned the adventure and chose the activities, some of which will help them complete the Big Brownie Birthday Challenge badge.

Lily, aged 8, said “It was a fantastic weekend with my Brownie friends, I can’t wait to go away again with the Brownies.”

Doddington Brownies leader, Becki Fisher, said: “This was my first Brownie holiday and I really enjoyed learning to make fire with the girls in a safe environment. The Jarman Centre is a fantastic venue for residential adventures.”

For more information about girl guiding call 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:18

I am a committee member on the Cambs 876 Remembered a commemorative project devised and being conducted by Eastern region members of the Riders Branch, Royal British Legion.

Yesterday, 16:59
March Broad Street/High Street circa 1925

This photo of Broad Street, March was taken about 1925.

Fri, 15:40
fenland Hall county road

A woman who cheated two London boroughs and Fenland Council out of £40,000 in housing benefit has been spared jail after a judge heard she may have to sell her home to pay the money back.

Yesterday, 13:00

May I through your column say a big ‘thank-you’ to the three gentlemen who came to my aid when I had fallen in The Chase (Gaul Road), March last week.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition