What is Brownies?
Brownies is the section of Girl Guiding UK for girls ages 7-10. We meet weekly for an hour and half and follow a varied and exciting programme filled with ideas from the girls centred around the Guiding principles and focusing on 3 key areas You, Your Community and The World. We have annual trips to the Pantomime and have had Pack Holidays to places as far away as London and in 2010 we went to Edinburgh for 4 days on our Centenary Adventure!. In our weekly meetings we play games, make crafts, cook, and learn about new things. We also play an important part in our community, this year we again took part in the Mothering Sunday church service, and are present as usual on Remembrance Sunday. At the end of the Autumn term we we fill shoe boxes for the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal, which we send to children less fortunate than ourselves. We also hold joint meetings with other units and sections in Ambleside and in our local area. Each year girls join up with other Brownies and Rainbows in the area for Revels, a themed - fun filled afternoon of crafts and activities. These are just some of the many exciting things we do.
You will be given this book when you start Brownies. It will help you in your first weeks with the pack as you work towards your Promise Ceremony. In it you can write down your Brownie Buddy’s name and details about your six and leaders. There are also some fun things to do and puzzles to complete.
As soon as you make your Promise you will be given the Brownie Adventure book. This is your book to look at and work on when you want. It is full of challenges, quizzes, activities and lots of Brownie facts. You’ve also got your own page of fun stickers at the back!
By the time you are 9 or 10 you will probably have finished your Brownie Adventure book, but don’t worry because you can now Adventure On! This book contains even more challenges as well as having some special pages for Sixers and Seconds. At the back you’ll find a special Guide section with Go For It! challenges to complete. This will give you a taste of the fun you can have when you move up to Guides!
The Brownie Badge book has lots of exciting badges to work for. All the old favourites are there plus some great new ones. The badges themselves are colourful and fun to collect. They can be sewn onto your sash.