Brownies were first organized by Lord Baden-Powell in 1914, to complete the range of age groups both for girls and boys in Scouting. They were first run as the youngest group in the Guide Association by Agnes Baden-Powell, Lord Baden-Powell’s younger sister. In 1918 his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, took over the responsibility for the Girl Guides and thus for Brownies.
Originally the girls were called Rosebuds, but were renamed by Lord Baden-Powell after the girls had complained that they didn’t like their name. Their name comes from the story “The Brownies” by Juliana Horatia Ewing, written in 1870. In the story two children, Tommy and Betty, learn that children can be helpful Brownies or lazy boggarts.
We host the 3rd Edmonton Brownie Pack in our church halls on a Friday night from 6.16pm to 7.45pm. The halls are located on Windmill Road adjacent to St Aldhelms Church and Vicarage. This is for girls from the ages of 6 1/2 – 10 years old.
This is a friendly and fun evening with a variety of activities. You can either come along to the halls on the evening or for further details and information call 02083603204