MEMBERS of Northwich Brownie groups have come up with a brilliant way to enjoy their annual holiday weekend after this year’s trip was cancelled.

Each year, guiders organise a themed pack holiday weekend at Petty pool for Brownie members, but with groups not meeting since the lockdown and with the risk still posed by coronavirus, this will not be happening this year.

But to make sure Brownies don’t miss out, guiders have been organising weekly activities and games to enjoy and have devised a virtual pack holiday.

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“With so many of the brownie packs closing, our girls come from a wide area including Wincham, Pickmere, Great Budworth, Comberbach, Anderton, Barnton and Winnington,” said logistics manager Debs May.

“Obviously, this year we are not able to organise a holiday weekend, and so have come up with a virtual one.

“Cheshire Guiding has set up a just giving page for Chester Zoo and a number of activities that Brownies and Rainbows must complete to receive a Chester Zoo badge.

“So, 2nd Comberbach took this theme and came up with a save our zoo and sleepover virtual pack holiday.”

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The four-week programme sees members divided into groups and given activities, crafts and chores that they need to complete, cumulating in an animal sleepover in their own home in the final week.

Every Wednesday for the next four weeks, guider Dianne Green and her granddaughter helper Elizabeth will be safely delivering the goodie bags in their adapted ranger car.

“Whether it be a penguin in a bath, or a lion in a cage (under a table), it will be so great to see what our brownies come up with as they have great imaginations,” Debs added.

“We care a lot about our Brownies and have been missing them during this lockdown period.”