More than 60 girls and unit leaders from across Frodsham, Helsby, Elton and Kingsley joined forces last weekend to mark the Big Brownie Birthday.

The centenary event, held at Elton Church Hall, saw Brownies take part in a range of different activities, all themed around ‘cent’ or ‘scent’ to celebrate 100 years of the movement.

They made lavender bags, decorated biscuits, danced and tested their Girlguiding knowledge in a quiz.

A fantastic cake was made for the occasion by former Brownie leader Sue Bell who also baked and decorated dozens of gingerbread Brownies for the girls (and leaders) to enjoy.

They ended the event by singing Happy Birthday around the cake followed by Brownie Bells.

Elton leader Tory Blythe was one of the main organisers for the event.

She said: “We decided to host the event as we felt the Big Brownie Birthday was too special to let go with out marking it.

“Back when I was a Brownie we did lots of joint events but now everyone is so busy it does not happen as much but I feel it’s good for the girls and leaders too join together. “Every one had a really good time. A great big thank you to my Brown Owl Sue Bell for the amazing cake – the party would not have happened with out you.”

Originally called Rosebuds, Brownies was founded in 1914 by Agnes Baden-Powell who set up the Girl Guiding Association.