Two 10-year-old Brownies are the first on the Isle of Wight to receive their Gold Awards, under a new scheme that was introduced last year and that has been running on the Island since January.

The introduction of Girlguiding’s new programme (reported by Isle of Wight Radio) sees Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers aiming for their Gold Awards by completing six themes and a final challenge.

The Isle of Wight Brownies were handed their awards during a meeting in East Cowes this week.

Abigail Curran said,

“During my three years as a Brownie I really enjoyed the World Thinking Day celebrations each year when Brownies have the chance of meeting girls from other areas and making new friends. I have recently completed my Performance Badge, but I particularly enjoyed the Space Badge which included designing a training programme for an astronaut.

“I am really into Outer-Space and want to be an astronaut. We always get out and about with Brownies.”

Keira Wells said,

“I have really liked going to camp and I am looking forward to doing more camping when I am a Guide. Brownies is a great thing to belong to. Recently I have completed my Zero Waste Badge which taught me about the environment and how to look after Planet Earth.”

Abigail and Keira are now joining Guides and are looking forward to an All Island Camp
later this year.

East Cowes’ Brownies Brown Owl Katie Charlton said the pair had worked very hard on their Gold Awards and several more girls would achieve them soon.

Isle of Wight Girlguiding is currently recruiting new leaders, as Isle of Wight Radio has reported.