Badges for Brownies
The Water Safety Badge has been awarded to Brownies aged 7-10 from the 4th March group
To gain the badge Brownies had to learn about the Water Safety Code, find out where it is safe to swim, how swimming in rivers and lakes can be dangerous and explain the role of a lifeguard.
The Brownies completed their badges on Sunday 18 May with a visit to the Oliver Cromwell Hotel’s swimming pool in March. Thanks to March hotelier Rob Skoulding the girls were able to put into practice in a safe environment some of the things they had learned about whilst undertaking the badge.
Chloe age 8 said “It was fun but good to think one day we might be able to help save someone from drowning.”
Badges available to Brownies offer a wide range of exciting opportunities and adventures from Musician to First Aid and Wildlife Explorer.
Assistant Brownie Leader Emma Southwell said, “Here in Fenland with water everywhere it is important to know how to behave at the water’s edge and not to put yourself in danger trying to help others. These brownies have learnt some excellent skills such as throwing a line and using a lifebuoy. Like all emergency situations it’s about keeping yourself safe and knowing what to do”