Brownies celebrate 70th anniversary

A commemorative badge has been commissioned to celebrate Greenisland Brownies 70th anniversary. INNT 10-603con
A commemorative badge has been commissioned to celebrate Greenisland Brownies 70th anniversary. INNT 10-603con

THE GREENISLAND Brownies are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year and are asking for past members to help share in the momentous occasion.

The 1st Geenisland Brownie pack is celebrating the milestone in December this year.

Recently leaders and members of the group got together with the Rainbow and Guide packs in Greenisland Presbyterian Church to renew their promises and meet with ex-members of the unit.

A badge has been designed especially for the occasion and was presented to all the members and ex-members present on the day.

The unit is planning a birthday party in December and would very much like to hear from any members from the past 70 years to collate their stories, photographs and memories and for them to join in the party.

“If you have any stories or photographs please get in touch via spudscm@hotmail.com,” said Kate Murphy, leader 1st Greenisland Brownies and district commissioner for Greenisland and Whiteabbey.

“We would so much like to fill in some of the gaps in our history and let our current Brownies learn a little of the history of the unit.

“We currently have 30 very eager Brownies and it would be wonderful to work on not only their hostess badges for the party but their Brownie traditions badge using the history of our unit as the background.

“It was great looking back through some of the photographs at our recent get together. The girls today are not so different from girls of the 80s and 90s in that we still share the same interests like our love for the park and beach at Lorne Guiding Centre - just like they did,” she added.