Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Who can be a Brownie?
A girl can become a Brownie any time after her seventh birthday and she will normally stay until she is ten or eleven.

What do Brownies do?
Brownies have fun! They take part in indoor and outdoor activities that challenge them to do their best! Their meetings are action-packed and full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies have suggested themselves.  Everything a Brownie does is an adventure - it's a world of excitement, new interests and friends.

1st Groombridge Brownies work in small groups called Sixes. This gives each girl a group of ready-made friends to take care of her. It also makes her feel that she belongs to something special. One Brownie is chosen to be the leader of her six; she is called a sixer and another Brownie is her assistant (called a seconder).

Brownies can also work towards badges - sometimes as a Pack, a six or individually. There are badges to cover nearly every interest and activity and Brownies receive a handbook which lists all the badges and what they entail.

What do Brownies need?
For the first few meetings nothing is needed to experience the fun of 1st Groombridge Brownies.  Girlguilding UK produces a wide range of Brownie items from clothing to exciting books and accessories, a Leader will agree when it is best to start wearing the uniform.  More information can be found in the Useful Links section.

What will it cost?
1st Groombridge Brownies charge "subs" to cover costs like equipment and hire of meeting places.  These are paid termly.  Additionally there is an annual subscription which is paid to cover the day-to-day running of the Association.  If you pay income tax 1st Groombridge Brownies can use Gift Aid to claim 28p for every £1 you give in "subs" or donations, forms are available. 

For more information, or if you would like to join 1st Groombridge Brownies please Contact Us


The Brownie Promise

I promise that I will do my best:
To love my God,
To serve my queen and my country,
To help other people
To keep the Brownie Guide law.


Brownie Guide Law

A Brownie Guide thinks of otherts before herself and does a Good Turn every day.