Brownie guides create history at Belmont
April 1, 2010
Brownie guides create history at Belmont

Thirty-five girls made history last week when they were enrolled as the first members of the Belmont Government School Brownie Pack.{{more}}

The girls, all between the ages of seven and 11, were enrolled on Tuesday March 23 by Chief Guide Commissioner Althea Commissiong, Brownie Guide Commissioner Jacqueline Soso-Vincent and Marriaqua District Commissioner Flavia Howard.

Howard encouraged the girls to take their Brownie Promise and Law seriously and wear their uniform with pride, as they are now a part of a worldwide organization.

In her address, Soso-Vincent also encouraged the Brownies to live out the Promise in their daily lives and do a good turn everyday especially at home.

Headteacher of The Belmont Government School Olive Allen says that it is a dream come true for parents who highly anticipated this occasion. She noted that since her appointment as headteacher of the school in September 2009, she observed that a Cub Scout Group was in place, but there was nothing in place for the girls.

Allen then approached two of her school’s teachers Kayleen George and Kathleen Joyles about the idea. Both teachers are today the Brownie Guide Leaders at the school.

Allen said the school see the Brownie Pack as an opportunity to engage the girls in extra curricular activities, develop their personal and organizational life skills, and ensure core values are embedded in their training so that they can live out their values as role models to other girls of their age.

Allen further disclosed that the Brownie Pack will allow for the development of skills and talents not easily achieved in the classroom.

During the ceremony, recognition was given to Edisha Thomas for being the Most Outstanding Brownie; Omelia Sherman received the award for Most Improved Brownie while Lanique Williams got the award for Most Helpful Brownie.

Meanwhile, twelve boys were enrolled in the school’s Cub Scout pack on Thursday, March 25, 2010. That ceremony was conducted by Deke Cupid Chief Scout Commissioner, Hassan Wickham Chief Cub Scout Commissioner and Gillian John, Cub Pack Leader for the Belmont Government School.