Brownies from Rochdale East Division have just returned from an unforgettable adventure in Disneyland Paris in France.

The group of 57 brownies, young leaders and leaders aged 7-10, travelled by coach to Paris where they visited Disneyland as part of their Big Brownie Birthday celebrations.

In 2014 Brownies across the country are celebrating their 100th birthday and as part of this one challenge is to ‘Stay Away’ with their Brownie friends.  The girls chose Disneyland Paris as their destination and spent three nights at the Davy Crocket Ranch and two full days exploring the Disneyland resort.

Claire, 10, said: “I had a great time in Disney.  I have never been on a boat before or been to France.  My favourite bit was when I met Rapunzel.  I have been on lots of trips and holidays with brownies but this was the best one!  We all got our Big Brownie Birthday Stay Away badge when we got home.

The Brownies and Leaders worked extremely hard to raise money towards to the cost of the trip, raising the cash by holding a clothing collection with Happy Fundraising, holding a Disney quiz night at Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club and bag packing at Marks and Spencer in Rochdale.

The groups’ leader, Michelle Newell, said: “The girls all had an unforgettable experience in Paris.  They all had the chance to experience an international trip away from home with their Brownie friends.  The trip abroad enabled four brownie units to get to know each other and have a superb time celebrating their Big Brownie Birthday.”   

 

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