Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and members of the Senior Section joined together in Waterbeach on Sunday for an arts and crafts afternoon. Over 250 girls from groups in Cottenham, Histon, Milton and surrounding villages attended the event.
With more than 30 activities available for the girls to choose from, there was something new for every girl to try. As a result, every attendee earned their Arts 4 All Challenge badge!
The Rainbows enjoyed making carnival masks, loom band jewellery, picture frames and weaving. Ella, aged 6, said “It’s really fun having lots of things to do”.
The Brownies enjoyed decorating biscuits and eating the results! Some of them painted glass pots while others concentrated hard on their loom banding.
They also played team games with a giant parachute, challenged others to game of Jenga, designed and made skirts and created art using glitter sand.
Trudy, a 9 year old Brownie, said “I enjoyed having the chance to learn some new skills alongside my friends”. Rachel, a Brownie Leader, said “It’s fantastic to see all the girls mixing together and making new friends”.
The Guides were excited to try pyrography and were very pleased with the results. They also customised candles and designed pots. Later they relaxed in sun drinking their homemade mocktails. Izzy described the afternoon as “fun, busy and enjoyable” and Sophie said “It’s been a perfectly lovely afternoon!”
Elaine, the Division Commissioner for the area, said “The organising team have done a great job and so all the girls have had a fantastic arts and crafts afternoon!”