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The Gaddesden Society Brownies


1st Little Gaddesden Brownies have had an influx of girls, with eight new Brownies being enrolled at the end of October, meaning we have almost reached our quota of 24.


We started off our autumn term with a visit to Little Gaddesden Bowls Club, kindly hosted by Anne Isherwood, Marika Wood and Hilary Schneider. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and some of them are clearly naturals! The evening ended with a complete overload of biscuits and cakes. We’re hoping to make it an annual event (if they’ll have us).


A couple of weeks later we walked down to the Church to find out more about it and also to look for the graves of six of the service men that appear on our Roll of Honour. Luckily John Russell was on hand to help us locate them.


As well as completing the ‘Number Fun’ and ‘Stargazer’ badges, the Brownies have also planted some daffodil bulbs around the base of Lady Adelaide’s Memorial. This was kindly organised by Alison Townsend who recalls her very own ‘Brownie’ helping plant the original bulbs with the rest of her Brownie pals. Thankfully we’d had some rain earlier in the week otherwise we’d have needed pickaxes rather than trowels!


Our term ends with a visit to the Pottery Project for some Christmassy craft.


Brownies is looking for a Treasurer - if you could spare a couple of hours a month to pay in cheques and keep our spreadsheet up to date, we would love to hear from you! Please contact me on 07766 462775.


Lastly, we are always looking for new things to try so if you have a skill or hobby that you would be willing to tell the Brownies about, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on 07766 462775 or email [email protected]

Jo Bushe

Unit Leader

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
[email protected]

Diary Editorial Team

Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283 [email protected]

Matt Laver
[email protected]

Genny Snowdon 01442 843834

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