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Michelle completes ALL her Brownie badges during lockdown!

Congratulations to Michelle of Edenderry Brownies who put lockdown to good use by completing ALL her Brownie badges!

Michelle follows in the footsteps of her older sisters, Lauren and Bernadette, who completed the full set of badges in the Brownie and Guide programme respectively.

Here Michelle writes about her experience in Irish Girl Guides:

Hi, my name is Michelle. I am 10 years old. I am part of Edenderry Brownie Unit.

I joined Ladybirds when I was five and I loved earning the badges. So, when I joined Brownies, I decided that I was going to try and earn all the Brownie badges. When Ireland went into lockdown I decided that this was not going to stop me from earning all the badges, like my two older sisters Bernadette and Lauren.

I finished my last few badges by the end of April 2020. I also re-did some of my badges as my Leaders sent some of them out every week.

Some of my favourite badges to complete were Local Knowledge, Cook and Sportswoman. For Local Knowledge, one of the town’s local historians brought us around our town for a tour. It was lots of fun to learn about our town.

For Cook, I enjoyed cooking lots of different food e.g. cookies and scrambled egg. I also liked to learn all of the names of the kitchen utensils. For Sportswoman, I enjoyed telling my Unit about the rules of Gaelic football and what to wear when playing and how much fun it is to play football.

During lockdown I missed meeting all of my Brownie friends and hanging out with them. I was also disappointed that we did not get to go on a pack holiday. But I’m looking forward to moving to Guides with my friends and trying new things.

I am also looking forward to going on camping trips with my friends and other Guides as I have been camping with the Guides before as my mother is a Leader. I also am setting myself the challenge of completing all of the Guide badges.