Kings Hill Brownies
Within days of the news that Kings Hill is to have its own Brownie Unit all the places have been snapped up and a large waiting list for places drawn up.
Called the 1st Kings Hill Brownies, the Unit has enrolled 16 girls between the ages of seven and ten but that number will eventually increase to 24 later in the year. Meetings will be held every Wednesday during term time from 5.30pm to 7pm, with the first on 7 June.
It was set up by Kings Hill residents Sarah Graves (Brown Owl) and Charlene Small who will run the group with Leaders Nikki Allison and Kate Corbet.
“Joining the Brownies is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and take on challenges,” said Sarah. “It’s about teaching the girls about themselves, their community and their world.
“They will be able to go on holidays and daytrips and at the regular meetings they will learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and have outdoor adventures. They will also be able to choose from interest badges related to the things they would like to know more about.
“Although the first intake is full it doesn’t mean parents of younger children can’t get in touch about their children joining when they are older and current members move up to the Guides.”
The 1st Kings Hill Brownies is being sponsored by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust. Associate director, marketing and leasing Caroline Binns said that she was delighted to help the Brownies get started at Kings Hill.
“So many people in our community are now starting groups and giving up their free time to run them, which is great,” she said. “Girlguiding is a wonderful organisation and the Brownie Unit is proving a popular addition to the Kings Hill community.
“We will be working with them to share the information we have gathered about the Control Tower and other heritage related things we have preserved as being an important part of its history.”
People can get more information about the Unit, and sign up their daughters through the Girl Guiding website, and filling in the form. The link is https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter