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Girls from Shard End get stuck in the mud

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and leaders from Shard End district had a wonderful day out at Woodlands Outdoor Activity Centre despite a gloomy weather forecast.

Rainbows enjoyed a nature trail, an assault course and some fishing whilst the Brownies and Guides climbed the rock face, abseiled, assault course and zip wire.

Big lottery funding helped to fund the fun day out and give the girls new experiences and fun in the mud!

Check out the photos from their incredible day below.


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A visit from Cats Protection

Contributed by Rose Baker-Wilkes, aged 9, bottom right of photo.

On the 15th March Sheila and Pam from Cats Protection came to the 40th Brownies to tell them all about cats.

The charity was founded in 1927 to help cats in the First World War. They find new homes for over 40,000 cats a year.

It was amazing. I really enjoyed learning all about cats.” said Rose, a 40th Brownie.

Cats Protection has 5 steps to make sure your cat is a happy and healthy cat:-

Step 1 is diet. Cats need to be fed properly and with the correct food.

Step 2 is environment. They need a safe place to live and play.

Step 3 is health. Cats need regular visits to the Vet for check-ups.

Step 4 is behaviour. You need cats to be able to express their feelings by having space and privacy.

The final Step is company. You need to play with your cat

Also some cats like to live alone whilst others like to live with other cats.

Evie Causer said “I liked it because I thought it was fun and interesting.”

Evie Piddington said “I thought that it was really good.”

This experience is highly recommended by the 40th brownie pack. Everyone would really enjoy it. Cats protection are willing to do more talks to other brownie packs. Book now while their time lasts!

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Eggcelent donations to disadvantaged children

Contributed by Sally Simpson

This Easter Girlguiding Birmingham members donated  over 130 eggs to children who have been forced to flee domestic abuse.

These children have lost contact with other family members and friends. Having something special at Easter such as a couple of Easter eggs allows these children to enjoy the season just like their friends at school and also takes the pressure off mothers who are unable to provide the little extras for their children.

Thank you to everyone who donated Easter eggs to this wonderful cause!

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You can apply for funding from Friends of Girlguiding Birmingham

Friends of Girlguiding Birmingham is a team within Girlguiding Birmingham that exists to support Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, members of The Senior Section and volunteers within Girlguiding Birmingham through bursaries, provision of equipment and other financial support so that every young member can have access to the wonderful opportunities that Girlguiding has to offer.

Funding can be applied for to help with a whole range of different things – the only requirements are that it has to be for a Girlguiding-based activity, subject to criteria. Friends of Girlguiding Birmingham have a small committee who meet every two months to consider all of the applications, but urgent requests can also be considered.

This funding could be a fantastic opportunity for many girls in Birmingham so please do make the most of it. For more information about the funding, including the criteria list and application forms, please contact

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