BROWNIES and girl guides from across West Devon descended upon Hatherleigh recently to celebrate World Thinking Day.

Honoured since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for brownies, girl guides and girl scouts around the world.

This year the Holsworthy and District Guides and Brownies held its annual thinking day at Hatherleigh Community Hall.

Guides and brownies from Hatherleigh, Boasley, Holsworthy and Beaford celebrated World Thinking Day by taking part in craft activities, a thinking day ceremony and entertaining the parents.

During the day the young girls visited four different craft station each representing a country. The countries were Australia, Scotland, China and Malawi.

At the Australian craft table the brownies and guides used sequins, feathers and pens to decorated their own boomerangs and at the Malawi craft table the youngsters made traditional drums.

With the help of craft leaders, the brownie and guides also enjoyed making Chinese dragons out of crepe paper before moving on to the Scottish table to make a tartan print and participate in some Scottish dancing.

The day came to an end with a thinking day ceremony, which consisted of lighting candles and saying a promise to think about guides and brownies across the world.