Wildlife Explorer Badge for Brownies


Girls aged 7-10 years from 4th March Brownies have shown they are leading the way after completing the Wildlife explorer badge.

The girls were presented with their badges by their Leaders following a day of activities at the Welney Wetland Centre on Saturday 21 June. The event was made possible due to the generous donation to host the day from March Lions Club.

To complete the badge the girls had to use binoculars, do some pond dipping, make mini bug hotels, try their hand at bark rubbing and make pine cone feeders for the birds.

Grace, aged 9, said “I loved the pond dipping, we collected lots of creatures. They were a bit slimy but cool.”

Emma Southwell, the Leader in charge of the day, said “I am very grateful to March Lions Club for their funding which made it possible for all Brownies from 4th March to attend the event. It was a chance for the girls to learn and explore the work that goes on at Welney Wetland Centre and to see the wildlife for themselves.”

The badges available to Brownies offer a wide range of exciting opportunities and adventures for girls aged 7-10 years from Brownie camper to Computer and Designer.

The Brownies were not the only people that received badges. Leaders, Emma Southwell and Emily Syred, were presented with their Going Away with certificates that qualify them to run multi-night residential adventures for the girls.

Bark rubbing

Bark rubbing

Hunting bugs

Hunting bugs

making bird feeders

Making bird feeders