Brownies from across the County attended Brownie Airport Day in Barton recently. The 84 girls took part in activities with an international theme and by the end of the day, had earned their World Traveller and World Guiding badges.
Upon arrival they created their own passports ready for their adventure. They then boarded their plane for the various destinations. At each landing place, their passports were stamped and they completed clauses for their badges.
In Romania, they learnt about the country and culture by viewing souvenirs from a Leaders trip there who also taught them a local dance. Next, they learnt how to greet people from other countries in their traditional way, such as rubbing noses in Greenland and the wai in Thailand. They also made friendship sticks as a gift for another Brownie.
In Canada the Brownies learnt about Commonwealth countries and their locations. They then moved on to making fruit kebabs tropical fruits from other member countries, trying to work out which was grown where. In Costa Rica, the Brownies learnt about WAGGGS and the World Badge, and discussed what it means to them to know that there are Brownies all over the world and in Japan, they made Japanese peg dolls. Finally, in Egypt the girls practiced packing a suitcase, ensuring they remembered the essential cuddly toy!
On the return flight they sang Brownie songs from other countries before arriving back in Barton ready for their transfer back home.
The mum of a Brownie said “Thanks for organising Brownie Airport Day! She had a great time and hasn’t stopped talking about it since she got home”.