Glasgow Road , Paisley PA1 3PA
Telephone: 0141-889 7060
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Scottish Charity No: SC007484
SHERWOOD GREENLAW 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
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
The Pack has been quiet this year. Before Christmas the girls had been working on badge work as well as our usual crafts and games. Several girls were working on their pre Promise activities and then made their Promise. This year they made their Promise in the Church during one of our meetings. The older girls have been working on their Brownie Skills badge and still have a couple of activities to complete. Several girls also completed their Swimmers badge and one of our younger Brownies gained her Advanced Swimmer badge. The whole Pack worked hard and managed to complete their Disability Awareness badge. They enjoyed working towards this badge and instead of having a Halloween Party this year they decided to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB). The girls had a ‘Dotty Night’ and bought cakes that Snowy Owl had made and decorated with jelly tots on top to represent Braille. Many thanks to the Choir and Guides for also buying some of our cakes.
In January we had some more girls join us so they will now be starting on their pre Promise work. The whole Pack is rehearsing for an entertainment/coffee evening which they hope to have towards the end of February to help raise money towards the Census this year.
Thank you as always for your support.
Elizabeth Forrest (Snowy Owl)