1st Henley Brownies had a right ‘roaring’ sleepover at the Natural History Museum in London recently. This was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Brownies this year. The Brownies had a party at Harpsden Village Hall before they travelled up to London by coach.
Before they slept overnight in the Centre Hall with the Diplodocus skeleton and 400 other people, they enjoyed some brilliant museum activities. These included designing a special dinosaur t-shirt, an insect talk and show by a Museum scientist and a torch-lit trail in the dark amongst the dinosaurs including the very realistic moving T-Rex!
Michaela Clarke, leader of the Brownies said, “Although not much sleep was had by all, the Brownies had a fantastic time and I am sure this sleepover will definitely be one of their childhood special memories.” The other ‘scary’ thing is that the public entering the Museum on Sunday morning would have no idea what has gone on the night before as it is transformed back very quickly in the morning to the showcase museum.”
The Brownies would like to give a big Brownie Thank You to Henley Round Table, Henley Education Trust and Waitrose for their donations towards the funding of this brilliant event.
The Brownies are planning some other very special birthday events and activities during this year to celebrate.