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1st Langworthy Brownies go climbing

1st Langworthy Brownies recently gave their girls the chance to do something amazing at the Depot Climbing Centre in Stretford. The girls went along to try out rock climbing and bouldering.

They started out by doing some warm up games and then the Brownies were split into two groups. The group which took part in the bouldering played team games, including a nimble relay across the wall. Bouldering is a low height activity so there is no need for harnesses and ropes. The Brownies who climbed, in harness, were able to take advantage of the Depot’s automatic belay system which means that, once they are clipped in, the sky’s the limit as the girls climb and abseil without the need for an instructor to hold the rope. This results in a lot less waiting around. After half an hour the groups swapped over.

The Brownies’ leader commented, “it was great to see girls smash their fears. Last time we went one Brownie was very reluctant to climb, but this time she joined in and was fearless!” The Brownies were able to set their own climbing goals with some managing to climb all the way to the top while others were very proud to be able to climb a couple of metres off the ground. One Brownie said, “It was fun, and I didn’t know I could climb that high on the wall, I was very proud of what I did.” 

The Brownies will use this activity towards their Adventure Badge.

Want to give it a go with your unit? The sessions at the Depot are easy to organise as they are flexible about group size with a cost of £6 per girl.

Top Tip: Make sure that parents sign the online waiver in advance as this will save time once you’re there.

 

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