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The Gaddesden Society Brownies


The Brownies have had a very busy 2018 so far – here is a brief snapshot of what we’ve been up to:


We enjoyed a beautifully sunny evening when we took a walk along to the Lady Adelaide memorial cross to admire the daffodils, areas of which the Brownies are going to help replant in the autumn. The Brownies have done Yoga and visited the Boxmoor Trust but the highlight of the year so far was the PGL activity weekend that the pack enjoyed at the end of April.


The Brownies had an amazing time abseiling, playing ‘Ambush’ in the dark, riding on the Giant Swing, conquering ‘the Trapeze’ (which entailed climbing to the top of and jumping off a 20 ft pole – wearing a harness of course!), competing in an Aeroball tournament, honing their Archery skills, working in small teams to scale ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and letting their hair down at the Pyjama Party Disco. Parents collected very happy but rather weary girls.


Another very interesting meeting was led by two members of the Dacorum Heritage Trust - a ‘mobile’ museum which means they visit schools and groups showing people the artefacts they have. The girls got to see and handle lots of artefacts from the WW1 era and they asked some very good questions as well. This year, being the centenary of the end of the war, the Trust has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Commemorate ‘Peace in Dacorum in 1918’. They will be putting on an exhibition in The Marlowes in the autumn and part of this will be an art installation of paper doves; one representing every man killed in that conflict from Dacorum. The Brownies each folded a paper origami dove and were then given the name and details of a particular soldier so that they could go away and find out a bit more about them. The exhibition will also be on display in Berkhamsted Civic Centre in November.


We are always looking for new things to do so if you have a skill or hobby that you would be willing to tell the Brownies about please do get in touch with Jo Bushe (07766 462775 /

Jo Bushe


How to get in touch…

Gaddesden Society President
Trevor Fernandes 01442 843498

Gaddesden Society Honorary Secretary
Mandy Haynes 01442 842496

Gaddesden Society Treasurer
Phil Heaphy 01442 842283

Diary Editorial Team

Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283

Emma Thon

Genny Snowdon 01442 843834

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