‘Lights! Camera! Action! for Valley Girl Guides

Smile for the camera!
Smile for the camera!
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Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from the Ribble Valley and Sefton came under the national spotlight when they appeared on Sky News over the weekend.

Mixology, boxing, plants, science and much more were enjoyed by over 50 girls at the iconic Waddow Hall, which was filmed by camera crews from Sky News and was broadcast on Saturday evening after the launch of hundreds of new badges and activities.

Eight-year-old Brownie, Eliza, said: “I like the new programme and I’m looking forward to doing the Inventors badge.”

Orla, a 10-year-old Brownie, added: “The first badge I want to try is charities. Brownie Sari (7) said: “I’m excited about working towards my Brownie Gold Award.”

Girls and leaders were honoured to also meet Chief Guide Amanda Medler, who joined in with Brownie promise renewals and awarded two Brownies their promise badges.

Spokesman Ailyn Garley said: “The girls were amazing. They loved being filmed and photographed doing the new activities for the camera. I was quite shocked that there were three main local people featured. I was teaching the Brownies boxing moves as party of personal safety and self defense, while Guide, Tabitha (12) talked about how girls can do anything, and local Leader Kate Ashley talked about STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) her day job is a Chemical Engineer at Johnson Matthey.”