Stargazers have the time of their lives


Luton Brownies reached for the stars to celebrate their 100th birthday.

The Luton South Division Brownies embarked on a cosmic Star Quest adventure to celebrate the anniversary.

The girls, all aged seven to 10, joined together more than 160 Brownies from around Luton at Haverings to mark The Big Brownie Birthday with a space-themed spectacular.

The all-girl celebration on Sunday July 19 saw the young stargazers travel through three time zones in the hunt for missing stars - taking part in challenges and enjoying new and exciting adventures en route.

The Star Quest story began with a trip to the past to learn more about the 100-year history of the Brownies, and also try out some things girls back then would not have been allowed to do like inflatable assault course and gladiators, followed by an Out of this World Lunch.

In the afternoon, girls chose activity sessions based in the present day, including a Roller Disco, a GPS treasure hunt in the woods, decorating a cosmic head band, face painting, helping build a space ship shaped word cloud, cooking smores, visiting an ice cream van.

Finally they journeyed to the future, where they made and fired film canister rockets, planted seeds to take home to help grow guiding, and helped by local guides, did varying activities from the Space, With A Splash and the Camp Out Go For It! resources to try to encourage the Brownies to move onto Guides when old enough. For each activity completed throughout the day they received a star.

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