Over 300 Brownies from Rochdale, Heywood, Bury and Oldham all gathered at Ashworth Valley for the aptly named ‘Brownies Mission Survive’. This event brought together all Brownies from Girlguiding Lancashire South East County for a day of fun activities and learning new skills. Striking it lucky with the weather, Brownies were offered an array of physical and mentally testing tasks. Brownies found themselves working through a variety of stations to perform new and challenging activities which included taking on a tough low ropes course, the scary narrow tunnels of a cave bus and hitting the target with soft archery.

The Brownies received a sticker for any challenge that they managed to complete. A total of eight stickers allowed the Brownies to complete their mission and be rewarded with a Brownies Mission Survive bag and badge.


Michelle Wood, Event Coordinator, said “It’s been a tough few months planning for Brownies Mission Survive. Arranging such a variety of activities for so many young girls has been tiresome work but seeing these girls have so much fun has made it worthwhile.”

Rosa Curran, aged 7, particularly enjoyed the low ropes course. “I slipped off a few times at the start but then I got my balance. I’ve had a really good time.”

Lynne Scales, County Commissioner, said “These events really get into the spirit of Girlguiding. It’s delightful to see Brownies, who have likely never met each other, jumping into tasks and working together so well. Michelle and her team have done a fantastic job and should be very proud.”