Shetland Brownies Celebrate Century With Giant Conga!
by Alastair Hamilton -
Brownies from throughout Shetland have participated in a giant conga, the first of a series of events to mark the centenary of the Brownies.
79 participants from eight Brownie packs throughout Shetland gathered in Lerwick and started their conga with a lap around the Toll Clock Shopping Centre before heading over to the Co-op supermarket to wind through the aisles. The following weekend, the Brownies held very successful Sunday Teas, with additional stalls and a raffle. They raised funds for further celebrations of what's dubbed the Big Brownie Birthday.
Anona Hughson, the Brownie Link Guider who is coordinating the Shetland events, said: "All the Shetland Brownies are excited about our Big Birthday and the events we have planned. The conga was an idea from our Brownies and it was a great way to kick-start our celebrations. The success of the Sunday Teas and other fund raising activities means we can now plan our other big events. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us with our activities so far and look forward to the events to come."
Shetland Brownies are linked to Girlguiding, which has well over half a million members throughout the UK. Girls and young women can be involved in Rainbows (5-7 years), Brownies (7-10 years), Guides (10-14 years) and The Senior Section (14-25 years).