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Pennington Brownies win County quiz

The winning team, 1st Pennington Brownies: L-R: Libby Clarke, Sarah Locke, Malika Taylor, Claire Bell-Wilson, Tess Miller, Beth Fidler

[N]ot every eight-year-old can identify greetings in ten languages, find their way round the countries of Europe and name music from Justin Bieber to Vivaldi, but the 1st Pennington Brownies managed to do all of this with ease to win the recent Marian Salway Challenge quiz. This annual event in memory of the Urswick Brownie leader and award-winning community stalwart also involved the seven to ten-year-old girls grappling with “feely bags” to specify small everyday objects just from their shape as well as naming various flavours of crisps in a blind tasting.

Around 100 girls had competed in local heats to qualify for the tense and exciting final at High Newton Village Hall which saw five teams of six girls each, from Pennington, Dalton, Hawkshead, Milnthorpe and Levens, and Kendal compete for the County trophy.

8th Kendal Brownie leader and joint quiz organiser Jane Asquith enjoyed “seeing Brownies from all corners of the County joining together and having fun” a view echoed by Sarah Locke from the winning team “Winning was thrilling for all of us, and my favourite part of the quiz was the crisp tasting round”.

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