Members of Heywood 1st All Souls Brownies ended their term with a bowling party at Strike Ten Bowling in Rochdale. The girls had a game of bowling, then enjoyed food in the party room. Afterwhich awards were presented.

Coco Wallace, aged 9, was presented with the Brownie of the Year Award which is awarded annually. She was chosen for her exceptional behaviour, for being polite and kind and also for being a fantastic role model to the younger Brownies.

Tawny Owl Katie Haigh said “It was difficult to choose who to award and there were a few girls up for consideration for Brownie of the Year but after discussion with the other unit leaders, it was clear Coco was our winner. She’s such a kind and caring girl and we are very proud of her”

Coco said ” I look forward to going to Brownies every Monday and I love it. The Brownie Leaders are great!!! I was very shocked and very proud at being chosen to be Brownie of the Year”

Runner-up Brownie of the Year was Heidi Kelly. Heidi, aged 8, was also chosen for her exceptional behaviour and for being kind and helpful.

Heidi Kelly said ” I was really happy to win Runner up Brownie of the Year, I was pleased because Brown Owl said I had a good chance of winning Brownie of the Year in the future, So I’m going to work really hard next year to be a brilliant Brownie”

Other awards on the night included Most Helpful, Most Cheerful, and a special Award – Young Leader of the Year – was presented to Hannah Kelly, aged 15, for everything she does for the unit, and for local Guiding.

The girls are looking forward to the Big Brownie Sleepover in celebration of the Big Brownie Birthday. All the Brownies in Heywood will come together for a night of activities to celebrate 100 years of Brownies. This will be a fantastic way to start the new term with a bang.

Girlguiding gives girls and young women their own space to have fun, be themselves, build brilliant friendships and gain skills.