July 21, 2024

Brownies have fun while contributing to the community

TYLER ARUMUGAM

THE SMS BROWNIE pack have already had loads of fun this year, while planting vegetable gardens, collecting canned food for the less fortunate and making gifts for Mother’s Day.

Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell founded the Girl Guides in Great Britain in 1910 in response to the requests of girls who were interested in the Boy Scout movement established by Robert in 1908. 

The Brownies strive to work towards earning Level 1 – Level 4 badges, as well as different adventure badges. The girls receive these by completing different clauses. The girls learn how to work in a team, take the lead, and speak out on issues that they care about. They develop important skills and confidence to become the young women they want to be and to be able to make a difference to the community and world around them. 

Brownies is from the age of 7-10, and once the girls complete their years in Brownies they move on to being guides, which is from the age of 10-14. 

This year they have done a range of fun activities, from planting a vegetable garden, so the Brownies can develop their green thumbs, swapped Thinking Day cards with the Eunice Brownie Pack and interacted with other Brownie girls within the community. They celebrated Thinking Day in commemoration of Lord Baden Powell’s hard work all those years ago. There was a school litter clean up to celebrate Earth Day and teach the Brownies about the importance of keeping our earth clean and a collection of canned goods on Africa Day for the less fortunate. They also made homemade bath salts and cards to celebrate the wonderful SMS mothers on Mother’s Day. The list is endless!