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Encyclopedia > Brownies (Girl Guides)

For additional meanings of the word Brownies see Brownie (disambiguation) Brownie may refer to one of the following. ...

Brownies is the name given to the junior branch of the Girl Guides, and dates back to 1915. Girl Guides was founded as the female version of Lord Robert Baden-Powells Boy Scouts, in 1910 with the assistance of his sister Agnes Baden-Powell. ...

The group was started by Agnes Baden-Powell (Lord Baden-Powell's sister) in 1914. Originally the girls were called Rosebuds, but were renamed by Lord Baden-Powell. Their name comes from a story by Juliana Horatia Ewing, written in 1870. In the story two boys learn that children can be helpful Brownies or lazy boggarts.

Brownie packs are divided into groups called sixes. Each six has either the name of a fairy creature (Leprechauns, Pixies, Elf, Kelpie, Bwbacod, Ghillie-Dhu, Gnome, Imp, Sprite ) or a woodland animal (rabbit, hedgehog, fox, badger, mole, squirrel). One girl is in charge of the six - the Sixer. Another girl helps her - the Seconder. Leprechaun In Irish mythology, a leprechaun is a type of elf said to inhabit the island of Ireland. ... Pixies are mythical creatures of English folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the areas around Devon and Cornwall. ...

Activities Brownies undertake vary between Packs. Most will play games, work towards badges, make things, cook, go on trips and holidays, etc.

Brownie uniforms are brown, yellow and blue. The girls can choose from a variety of different uniform items.

The Guiding movement in the United Kingdom remains popular - one third of all 8 year old girls in the UK are Brownies. Many Packs have long waiting lists and struggle to find enough adult volunteers to cope with demand.

When a person does nice favors for another (especially for an authority figure), the person can be said to earn brownie points, a phrase which may have originated from the reward system used in the Girl Guides' junior branch. For alternate uses, see: brownie (disambiguation) A signature Cox Brownie A brownie is a legendary kind of elf popular in folklore around England and Scotland. ...

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