FUN FOR ALL ON A MYSTERY DAY OUT
On Sunday 17th September a Mystery Day Out was organised for Copthorne District which includes rainbows, brownies, guides, rangers, young leaders and leaders.
A coach full of excited people set off from Copthorne and ended up at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. A wonderful day was had by all. We did a boat trip around the harbour and were lucky enough to see the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the new Navy Aircraft Carrier. It was enormous, the biggest vessel any of us had ever seen. It will carry forty aircraft but our commentator said that it was capable of carrying up to seventy. We went on board the HMS Warrior and the HMS Victory, the girls decided that they wouldn’t have wanted to have been one of the youngsters who worked on these ships. In one of the boat houses they were able to climb up a rigging to reach the crows’ nest, quite scary and that was on dry land wearing a safety harness – they couldn’t imagine how awful it must have been doing it whilst at sea.
AUTUMN TERM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COOKING, SCIENCE AND ARTIST BADGE
1st Copthorne Brownies Pack has had a busy start to the new term, with a varied programme of activities Including cooking, science experiments and lots of different art, as the girls are working towards their artist badge. They particularly enjoyed designing animal masks and then each six acted out a small play about the animals.
We are looking forward to starting our Christmas activities and will finish the term with a visit to Glow Wild at Wakehurst Place.
SWIMMING SUCCESS FOR COPTHORNE GUIDES
2nd Copthorne Guides retained the Worth Challenge Shield when they won the Division ‘Swim to Win’ event held at Copthorne Prep School pool. The competition was fierce but 2nd Copthorne emerged triumphant after some close finishes in many of the races.
HELPING OUT ON SILVER SUNDAY
On Sunday 17th September The Hub held Silver Sunday afternoon tea for the seniors of the village. Some of the brownies and guides helped to set the tables and serve the food and clear up. They did a wonderful job, worked well together and socialised with the guests. They certainly kept parts of their brownie promise, serve the Queen and your community, help other people and keep the brownie guide law which is to do a good turn every day.