Brownies Do a Good Turn to Help Museum Get Ready to Open

1st Henley Brownies did a good turn for the River & Rowing Museum last week by helping to tidy up the entrance and car park area in preparation for the Museum to receive their first visitors when they reopen their doors on Thursday (20 May).

Brownie Leader, Michaela Clarke received an email from the Museum asking for volunteers and asked whether the Brownies were old enough to help out.  She said, “I was delighted when Juliet Harris, the Museum’s Volunteer Co-ordinator said yes as we had not been able to do any community good turns for over a year because of Covid.  We’ve previously got involved in the town’s litter pick.”

The Brownies helped pick up all the cuttings from the shrubs which Andy the Museum’s technician had cut earlier in the day and cleared the pathway which is part of the Museum’s outdoor trail.  They brushed up and swept the Museum’s entrance and litter picked around the car park.  The final touch was to brush off the plinth of Sir Steve Redgrave’s and Sir Matthew Pinsent’s statue.

Michaela added, “The Brownies were really committed to the job in hand and I was really proud of them and the result they had completed for our lovely museum.”

Juliet Harris, Volunteer Co-ordinator at the Museum said, “We are so enormously grateful to Brown Owl and to each and every one of 1st Henley Brownies for their energy and enthusiasm in helping us to reopen this Thursday. Thanks to their lending a hand we can reopen the Museum looking very tidy and sparkly. They did a sterling job! We welcome anyone in our local community to volunteer with us and help us to share the joy of the river – young and not so young.”

If you would like to volunteer at the Museum, please contact Juliet at: