Partying with the stars for Brownies

Having fun at the Big Brownie Birthday Bash EMN-140519-130416001
Having fun at the Big Brownie Birthday Bash EMN-140519-130416001

Local Brownies have had their heads in the stars as part of the 100th birthday celebrations for the young Girlguiding movement.

The 2nd Middle Rasen and 2nd Market Rasen Brownies embarked on a cosmic Star Quest Spectacular adventure at Wetherby Racecourse on Saturday, May 17.

As part of the Big Brownie Birthday, the girls joined more than 11,500 Girlguiding members from across the North East at this space-themed spectacular.

The all-girl celebration saw the young stargazers go on the hunt for missing stars from the Seven Sisters constellation - taking part in challenges and enjoying new and exciting adventures en route.

During their search, they enjoyed live bands and discos, took part in campfire singing, watched performing animals and watched circus skills.

The day, one of many activities to mark the centenary, ended with a spectacular Starquest show for everyone, as the stars found were put back in the sky in a shower of sparks and fireworks.

“Adventures like Star Quest are just part of the range of activities, challenges and exciting opportunities open to Brownies,” said local leader Tricia Lamming.

“Girls take part in a hugely varied weekly programme, incorporating everything from stargazing, world issues and science to abseiling, canoeing and zip wiring.

For more information about The Big Brownie Birthday and how to join Girlguiding visit