St Peter's Church, Formby

Brownies

WE ARE BACK TO FACE TO FACE MEETINGS

We are delighted to be starting our face to face meetings at the Church Hall. We will be using the Church Hall Grounds space to enjoy our weekly meetings.

The St Peter’s Brownie Owls are back together again

We worked on our Languages Badge this week. We spent a fun evening learning French, playing French Bingo and finally making the Eiffel Tower out of sticks in Conservation Corner.

Building the Eiffel Tower

We enjoyed a Scavenger Hunt in conservation corner and the Brownies made collage pictures from their findings.

The Brownies enjoying face to face outdoor meetings.

Our meetings during lockdown

Since the lockdown we have been unable to have our usual Brownie meetings in the church hall. However, we have been staying in touch, enjoying our fortnightly Zoom sessions. We have some exciting Zoom sessions planned including an evening with Owls and other birds of prey.

Beekeeping Zoom Meeting

We enjoyed a fun Zoom meeting all about Beekeeping. Barn Owl told the Brownies all about bees and shared her experiences of Beekeeping. The girls were captivated and asked lots of interesting questions about bees. We are giving the Brownies Bee Bombs to plant in their own gardens to attract the bees and insects.

Barn Owl inspecting her bees during Summer 2020

Click on the link to find out some interesting facts about bees. https://www.bbka.org.uk/pages/faqs/category/bee-facts

Brownie Zoom Meetings – meeting some real Owls and a falcon

Over the last few months we have been enjoying sharing our Zoom meetings with other brownies. This week we had an Owl man from Horus Birds of Prey take part in our meeting. He brought two Owls Rio and Flint and a Falcon along with him. It was a fascinating talk and the brownies had the opportunity to ask lots of interesting questions about the birds. Here are some photos of the night. If you want to find out more about Paul and his owls then click this link:- https://horusbirdsofprey.co.uk/our-team/

Paul the Owl man with Rio a male Barn Owl

With Flint a White Faced Scops Owl
Paul with a Falcon
He arrived wearing a hood so he wouldn’t be scared. This is harmless and protects the bird.

World Thinking Day 2021

This year’s theme was Peacebuilding. Some of the Brownies took part in the virtual Thinking Day celebrations where they made their own Dreamcatchers and made a den to sleep in overnight.

Here are some photos of a few of our Brownies taking part.

Two Brownies enjoying their sleepover for Thinking Day

Lockdown enrollment

We held our first socially distanced enrollment in November. Proud parents and grandparents were there too.

Olivia’s enrolment during lockdown

Sefton Girlguiding organised an overnight camp. 1st Formby Brownies and Leaders took part in the overnight sleepover. Those taking part had to sleep somewhere that wasn’t their own bed. One very brave leader slept in her bath.

Gemma camp
Tawny Owl and Elf Owl camped outside under canvas.
caroline jess camp
Barn Owl camped out in her 40 year old tent in the garden.
caroline camp
Whilst Snowy Owl and her son George camped on the couch.
Sophia Brownies camp
Sophia slept like a princess in her bed on the floor.
Diane clapping
Elf Owl clapping for the NHS & Keyworkers

We are looking forward to getting back to Brownies again when restrictions are lifted. We miss being together as a group and we have lots of exciting activities planned. But for now, we will enjoy meeting up on Zoom.

brownie group
Brownies celebrating a Brownie’s birthday with cakes

Parachute Games in the Church Hall

Brownies parachute
Brownies enjoying the Parachute

Come and join us either via Zoom or at a face to face meeting when we can get back together.

If you are interested in your daughter joining our Brownie Group, then please contact the parish office with your details. Alternatively, you can email us at stpbrownies@aol.co.uk.

Discover more about Brownies by clicking this link. https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/brownies-7-10/all-about-brownies/

We would also ask that you register your interest on the Join Us (Girlguiding) website

Print Friendly, PDF & Email