Back when I was a Brownie I was obsessed with a set of six books. They were something that grabbed my attention but also made me realise I was part of a much bigger thing around the world.
York had a Guiding shop and they sold for 15-25p each. The very wonderful Brownie Painting Book.
I’ve since managed to pick up two and the memories came flooding back.
The Brownie Painting Book is still pretty useful these days. While the uniforms have changed a lot, the names of the Brownies are still the same (as far as I could see).
I picked up books 3 and 6, and may have a book 1 on the way as well. The books were printed in 1970 by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Check these pictures though!
I want to work on the World Traveller Badge from September and want to use as much information from these books when we take our ‘flight’ around the world. I’m trying to think of a game which uses all the different Brownie names, but haven’t quite found the right thing yet… bear with me!
This picture is taken from the Brownie Guide Handbook from when I was a Brownie.