Who are we?             3rd Farnworth St Johns Brownies
When do we meet?    Tuesdays
At what time?            7.00 - 8.30 pm
Where?                     St Johns School
Age range:                Girls aged 7 – 11 years

Brownie Leaders     Alison Mole 07919 407893

                              Jackie Powell 07762 050824

Click here to read our 2017 Brownie report

What Have We Been Up To?

3rd Farnworth Brownie report for 2017

The past twelve months have continued to be busy and enjoyable at Brownies. We have seen a number of our Brownies leave because they have reached the magical age of 11, meaning that they can longer be with us. A few have joined our guide unit, whilst others are thinking about it. We have, on the other hand, had new girls joining our pack. Some have come up from Rainbows, whilst others are new to the guiding movement.

We, as leaders continue to face new challenges to keep the girls interested in coming each week. There are so many other things that they can do these days.

We have actively encouraged the girls to work towards interest badges. Badges achieved include, writer, cyclist, speaker, sports, artist and the swimmer badge. Currently five brownies are working towards their discovering Faith badge.

At our meeting we enjoy playing games, treasure hunts, colouring therapy, quizzes, craft work, baking, going for walks (weather permitting) and learning about ourselves, our community and our World. The Brownies have been very keen to take part in our family services and enjoy writing their own prayers and doing the reading during the service.

Last October we had a joint trip with our rainbows and their leaders to Legoland and Sealife at the Trafford Centre. We slept overnight by the side of the fishes. Or shall I say –some slept! A good time was had by all.We had a joint Christmas party with the Rainbow where we played games, won prizes and for a change, had pizza for our tea.

Rachel –our young leader in training, has almost completed her training. She continues to be a valuable member of our team. We would all like to wish Rachel well as she will be leaving us later this year to embark on the great adventure of University life. This coming year we hope to do more day trips and maybe a weekend. We look forward to new girls joining. The most important thing for all of us, girls and leaders, is to have fun!

Alison, Jackie, Dot and Rachel –our young leader in training.

June 2014

Over the last one and a half terms, we've been doing the 'Great Outdoor Challenge' based on some early girlguiding badges.

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Once our badges have been printed they will be presented to the Brownies at the Family Service in Church.

3rd Farnworth Up High Hike to the Pike 15th June 2012 to celebrate Region's 40th Anniversary 
3rd Farnworth Pink Bowling Party in aid of Bolton Hospice UNITE - 2012
Jubilee Party at Bury Barracks 2012

Our Brownies' History - Looking Back

St John’s Brownies were formed in 1928

The Brownies display at the 'Waterloo Open Weekend' at St John's Church on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2015.

The Brownies Display at the church's 'Heritage Open Days', celebrating the 180th Birthday of St John's Church. It was held from Saturday 9th September to Tuesday 12th September 2006.

From 'The Bolton News' - 12th March 2014

An Article about St John's Brownies in 1953

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St John’s Brownies form ‘Guard of Honour’ for their Brownie Guider in 1934

The 3rd Farnworth St John’s Brownies and Guides formed a ‘Guard of Honour’ outside St John’s Church at the marriage of their Brownie Guider, Marion Critchley, to Albert Lever on Saturday 28th July 1934.

Photograph courtesy of Dorothy McGlynn (nee Lever)

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The 3rd Farnworth (St John’s) Brownies Floral Display at the Flower Festival in September 2001.


The 3rd Farnworth (St John’s) Brownies sponsored and arranged a floral arrangement, depicting the hymn ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, at the church’s Flower Festival celebrating the 175th birthday of St John’s Church.  The event was held from Friday 7thSeptember to Sunday 9th September 2001.

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