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Camborne Brownie Ciara McShane's centenary badge design goes global

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 17, 2013

By Beverley Coumbe

Ciara McShane's colourful badge has been chosen for next year's countywide Big Brownie Birthday celebrations.

Ciara McShane's colourful badge has been chosen for next year's countywide Big Brownie Birthday celebrations.

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A FORMER Camborne Brownie will see her unique Cornish badge celebrating the organisation's centenary worn by members across the world.

Ciara McShane's colourful badge has been chosen for next year's countywide Big Brownie Birthday celebrations.

Ciara, who was a Brownie with 3rd Camborne Brownies and is now a member of 7th Camborne Guides, cleverly designed her badge in the shape of the county, depicting a Cornish flag, tin mine, surf-board and even a pasty.

The competition was open to all Brownies in Cornwall and attracted more than 1,000 entries in all shapes and sizes.

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Paula Volkner, who is heading up all of the county celebrations, said: "We had so many designs to choose from but Ciara's Cornwall-shaped badge won the judges over, especially as she had put in the main things which represent our special county."

To obtain one of the badges, all members of Girlguiding have to complete a challenge which revolves around the history of Brownies and the county.

Already requests have come in from all over the UK, as well as from overseas, from members who are keen to get their hands on the unique badge.

Brownies all over the world will be celebrating the 100th anniversary in 2014.

In Cornwall, a number of large-scale events are planned, including a party for all members of Girlguiding Cornwall at the Port Eliot estate at St Germans, as well as a special sleepover for all 1,900 Brownies based in the county at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

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