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Brownie Pack Holiday

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Countryside Theme For The Brownie Pack Holiday

Building dens, catching a stickleback and bottle-feeding lambs were all part of the weekend activity on Chelford Brownies' annual Pack Holiday.

Held in beautiful countryside at Ashley Activity Centre, the 'Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter' themed weekend had good weather and plenty of time for outdoor hunts and games

Twenty girls and four leaders took part, and particularly enjoyed a Saturday morning walk to the nearby Sugar Brook Farm. Farmer John Erlam led a nature trail and wildflower hunt before bringing some young lambs to the girls to be fed. Good fun was had in Sugar Brook itself, where John explained about the wildlife living in the brook and gave the girls fishing nets to see what they could catch.

A den-building competition was followed by toasting marshmallows on an open fire, and a rope swing back across the stream.

Other activities at Ashley included different hunts, painting a plant pot and planting their own plant, making a bird mobile, and enjoying Ashley's grounds with its play equipment and zipwire.
Brown Owl Alison Richardson said: "It was a great weekend — two dry days despite rain before and after the weekend — and plenty of opportunity for the girls to work and play together. Many were away from home for the first time so they did really well, enjoying everything from the farm visit to washing-up back at Ashley.

"I'd like to thank my three adult helpers who gave up their weekend to provide much-needed support for the girls — Rainbow Owl Sue Roycroft, Snowy Owl Helen Roskell and former Young Leader Karen Fielding."

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