Oxted sisters earn top Brownie awards

Sisters Annabel and Emma Luscombe have been presented with Brownie awards by Jackie Wren, the chairman of Tandridge District Council and a former Girl Guide herself.

Annabel 10, and Emma, 8, belong to the 1st Oxted & Limpsfield Brownies group, and received the Brownie Gold and Brownie Silver award respectively.

Brownies work towards six separate Theme awards, which cover topics such as ‘Know Myself’, ‘Have Adventures’, and ‘Skills for my Future’. To earn a Theme award, the girls must complete three distinct components: achieve both an interest badge and a skills builder badge related to the theme, as well as spend a specified number of hours doing theme-related activities. To earn a Silver award, Brownies must complete four of the six Theme awards. For Gold, all six Theme awards must be completed and the Brownie must then do a presentation to her group.

Gold is the highest award available within the Brownies, and Annabel is the first girl to have ever earned it in Oxted. Emma is one of only a few girls who has their Silver award, and is well on her way to earning Gold.

After the presentation, Annabel and Emma’s Brownie group celebrated with party food, a bracelet making activity and an escape room challenge.


(Above: Emma and Annabel Luscombe with TDC chairman Jackie Wren, and Brownies from the 1st Oxted & Limpsfield Brownies group)

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