More than 100 Brownies got together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the movement at a special camp at the weekend - and got a bonus when a TV star pitched up.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls turned up for another function at the site, and was persuaded to have his photo taken with the girls,  who were drawn from groups from Hayes, Harlington, Yiewsley and West Drayton.

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as the most recognised face of survival and outdoor adventure.
 

Brownies from the Heathrow Division congregated at the PACCAR Chalfont Heights Scout Camp in Chalfont St Peterto take part in a whole host of games and activities to mark the anniversary.

Heathrow Division Commissioner, Sharon Cargill, said the weekend was a roaring success.

The Heathrow division of Brownies celebrating the 100th anniversary of Brownies. L-R: Laura Kiflie , eight, Ellie Guerine , nine, and Emily Taylor, nine, with hand made hair accessories.
 

“It was all done with a Disney princess theme,” she said, “and there were activities related to each of the princesses. They included archery, belly-dancing, story-telling and making chocolate apples.

“The main event was a big Cinderella Ball on the Saturday evening – the girls all had a great time.

“There were 30 leaders there as well helping to organise the activities and do the cooking - we were all exhausted by the end of it but it was a truly fantastic weekend.”