Brownies and Guides take on an adventure at PGL

Over 130 girls from Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells have returned home from an exhilarating weekend of activities at PGL Windmill Hill, the outdoor adventure centre in Hailsham, East Sussex.

The girls from Brownie and Guide units across the Girlguiding county of Kent Weald took part in a host of exciting adventures during their trip including climbing, abseiling, raft building, zip-lining, tunnelling, archery and canoeing.

Ella, aged 12 from Calverley District Guides, said: “It was so fun going away with my guiding friends. My favourite activity was fencing because I learnt a new skill and then when we got to try it out, I beat the instructor!”

The event was jointly run by leaders Pam Sharland and Judy Barrett. Pam said: “The weekend was a great chance for the girls to get away and enjoy each other’s company in a safe, girl-only space. As a county we try to run activities for more than one section so it was fantastic to have so many Brownies and Guides together for the weekend.”

Judy Barrett added “It’s important to give the girls (aged between 7 and 14), the opportunity to push their boundaries. All the girls told me how much they enjoyed themselves and they can’t wait to decide where they want to go for their next adventure.”