After a bit of a traumatic Friday night, I dusted myself off and headed out to South Shields Town Hall for the Catherine Cookson Festival (not called that any more, but shhhhh). The festival is meant to mark the start of the summer activities in the town, with a parade down Fredrick Street and along Ocean Road to the Seafront. It ends at Bents Park, where there is a funday waiting to start, with stalls and activities and bands, to kick of the Summer with style!
I was met by 8 of my 12 Brownies, and we joined a sea of yellow (off set with Red for Rainbows and Navy Blue for Guides and Guiders!), and off we marched!
It was, this year more than most, an honour to march through crowds (sometimes 3 deep), and hearing them turn and comment as to how many Brownies there were, or how much yellow.
My little pack has a waiting list to join. As does my Mam's. More and more girls want to join our movement, but we simply don't have the leaders to support it.
If you, or your daughter, want to join, either as a unit helper, or thinking of becoming a warranted Guider, visit the Girl Guiding website.
Much love my lovelies,