80 years on and still going strong!

PUBLISHED: 15:19 29 January 2008 | UPDATED: 09:40 27 October 2009

Former Brown Owl Charmaine Butler cuts the 1st WGC birthday cake

Former Brown Owl Charmaine Butler cuts the 1st WGC birthday cake

A brownie group celebrated its 80th birthday with a disco. The 1st WGC Brownie Pack invited youngsters from across the Guessens district to join in their celebrations. Brownie guider Margaret Breese said: Over 120 girls between seven and 10 years old h

Some of the newest members blow out the candles

A brownie group celebrated its 80th birthday with a disco.

The 1st WGC Brownie Pack invited youngsters from across the Guessens district to join in their celebrations.

Brownie guider Margaret Breese said: "Over 120 girls between seven and 10 years old had a great evening of disco dancing and games."

The pack's three youngest brownies at the party blew out the candles on a specially-made cake, which was cut by former Brown Owl Charmaine Butler.

Brownies today still make a promise and try to do a good turn every day, just like their 1920s counterparts.

But as well as being able to gain traditional craft badges, they now have the opportunity to abseil, work on their science investigator badge and learn about world cultures.


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