Did you belong to the Brownies?


I come from a village in Scotland where the Brownies, Cubs, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts formed an important part of village life.  As a child I used to love attending Brownie meetings and have many happy memories from that time.  Brownies were for girls aged 7-10.  I thought it would be interesting to share my Brownie test card.  It gives you some idea of the types of things one had to learn to do in order to pass certain tests.  When I look at the card now I realise that the things are very practical and certainly well worth knowing.

The card is first dated 1956,

As you can see I am a bit of a sentimentalist.

If you click on the image you will be able to read it more easily. Lots of practical tasks to complete.

This particular task . . . .

. . .is one that would test a few older folk.

When we moved to Australia I was past the age for Brownies and Guides but later in my life, once I had a family of my own I did become a leader of a Brownie Pack in Australia.

If you would like to know more about guiding in Australia you can find the relevant information here.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    That is such a super reminder of childhood. Yes I was a brownie and a guide, and my youngest son was a cub, the other two were more into football.

    1. suth2 says:

      Yes, my brother was a cub too.

  2. Yes I remember Brownies – I loved it and still have songs and mottos in my head. My daughter attended too. The badges have been updated since “deliver a message”.. very cute!

    1. suth2 says:

      Thanks Linda. I loved my time in the Brownies too.

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