The 6th New Southgate Brownie Pack meet weekly at Grove Road Christian Centre, Grove Road, New Southgate, N11.
We welcome all girls from the ages of 7 - 10 yrs and from all faiths. The charge per evening is just £1 which is paid even when the girls are away for any reason. We raise money for our Annual Capitation Fee to Guide Headquarters by having a Christmas Bazaar, in this way we do not have to ask parents for this fee. We also support two young people in Uganda and have done so for many years.
Our Brownies have great fun making new friends, playing games and many craft activities. They go on a Brownie Holiday weekend every year, and visit other places. We are part of the Palmer's Green District Guides/Brownies and we meet the other groups by having Sports Day's and Swimming Gala's etc.
If you wish to know more Contact Mrs Lynda Eade on 0208 361 2423
Pack Holiday Weekend - Oct 2017
In June it was decided that we ask the girls if they would like to go on a pack holiday weekend to our camp site at Cherry Green Trees situated in Colney Heath near St. Albans. Of course, the answer was YES and so we planned the event and the theme, which really could only be AUTUMN.
The weeks preceding this were put to planning and preparing which takes up a great deal of time, what with sorting out the crafts and of course the menu. The paper work is another thing, so many rules & regulations to adhere to, but having achieved all this the big day arrived and 13 very excited Brownies arrived. They were shown the bedroom and unpacked got into their pack holiday uniform said goodbye to mum/dad and then we went through the safe guarding rules for the site plus a fire drill.
After a delicious dinner and the washing up which they all partake in they settled down to make a place mat each and then decoupaged a box which over the weekend would hold all the goodies they would make.
They also tie dyed a tee shirt each. Time for bed and more excitement because they were all in together - great fun, but when it got to 11pm we called a halt to the noise and they slept at last.
On Friday we had been warned by the caretaker that Saturday would have strong winds and no going in the woods. But on Saturday it was lovely and we had a glorious sunny day which allowed them to explore the woods. More food and crafts were the order of the day, then after lunch and rest hour the tuck shop was opened up for the girls. Crazy sports followed and another craft session. After a very nice evening meal we played fun games and had a sing song followed by bedtime and some went straight to sleep!
Sunday was an exciting day for one little girl as she was enrolled as a Brownie in the woods this was very special as we rarely have the opportunity to do this. The treasure hunt came next and fun was had following all the clues with a huge tube of bubbles each as a prize to waft around the field. All to soon it was packing up time and parents waiting to collect the girls and they went home happy but extremely tired but never mind its half term so they can rest then.
One strange thing that we the adults noticed was as they were not allowed to bring any phones, iPads, etc (only a soft toy for bedtime and a book,) was that when allowed some free time they did not know how to use it. In the past the girls would have made a den in the woods and played make-believe games. Such a shame, blame it on technology.
At this point we would like to thank Anne Petts our QM, also Mary Mason who came to help her, plus Suzy who was a great help to us (she was in our Brownie pack many years ago). Without them we could not have achieved such a great pack holiday.