On Sunday 21st February Maggie Jones, our County Commissioner took a group from Girlguiding Birmingham to the annual Flag Raising Ceremony outside Birmingham Council House. The weather was chilly but dry and it was lovely to have brownies, guides and senior section girls taking part together in such an important tradition.
Girls from Senior Section and Guides were proud to join together with Birmingham Scouts to form the colour party for the Thinking Day Flag Raising ceremony.
On the Tuesday of the half term holiday over 100 brownies and rainbows came together at Trefoil House for the Kusafiri Activity Day. The whole day was held in celebration of the opening of the new WAGGGS Fifth World Centre in Africa, and the activities were based around the sights, smells and sounds of Africa. Particular highlights were the chocolate activity from Ghana, gumboot dancing from South Africa, Imigongo art from Rwanda and mask-making based on traditional Nigerian designs. Of course there was also plenty of drumming, and Maggie Jones, County Commissioner took part with enthusiasm.
On Friday 12th February the 296th Birmingham (St. Michael’s) Brownies celebrated the Chinese New Year in style with a Dragon Dance workshop. There were lots of steps to remember with some Brownies dancing with the dragon, some with parasols and others with fans. Everyone really enjoyed it, had lots of fun and everyone got a lucky red envelope with chocolate money to take home!