Girls celebrate 25 years

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Girls aged five to seven from Kinnaird and Forties Divisions marked a quarter of a century of Rainbows with a party of fun activities.

The girls enjoyed a special ‘25th birthday’ party on Saturday where they took part in Olympic style sports and crafts and they were provided with juice and nibbles.

Jane Urquhart, leader of the 1st Mintlaw Rainbows, said: “The girls had a great time taking part in the different sporting activities and craft activities which were on offer to them.

“They all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Rainbows is a great way for younger girls to have a chance to have their voices heard as well as to make new friends and have fun.”

Rainbows were founded in 1987 for girls aged five to seven (except in Northern Ireland, where they can join aged four). Many Rainbows continue the fun and go on to become Brownies once they turn seven.

There are currently more than 80,000 Rainbows having exciting adventures across the UK each week.

Full story and more pictures next week