Jarman Centre Residential Adventure

Twenty girls and their adult leaders from 2nd Doddington and 4th March Brownie groups have just returned from a two night residential adventure. The adventure took place at the Jarman Centre, the county’s own residential centre near Newmarket, over the Easter weekend. During the weekend the girls took advantage of the 18 acre woodland setting for their activities. They took part in giant outdoor art, learnt bushcraft skills including fire lighting and made hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. The Brownies also went on an Easter Egg hunt as well as taking part in crafts and helping to prepare their own meals. The girls themselves planned the adventure and chose the activities, some of which will help them complete the Big Brownie Birthday Challenge badge.The event was organised by Assistant Leader, Emma Southwell.

Lily aged 8 said “It was a fantastic weekend with my Brownie friends, I can’t wait to go away again with the Brownies”. Leader of the Doddington Brownies, Becki Fisher, added “This was my first Brownie holiday and I really enjoyed learning to make fire with the girls in a safe environment.  The Jarman Centre is a fantastic venue for residential adventures.

Adventure Playground

Residential fun


Preparing dessert

Brownies help to prepare dessert

Toasting Marshmallows

Toasting marshmallows over an open fire