Brownies

Brownies do cool stuff!

Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten. Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities.

Visit the youth page specially designed for girls to find out more or scroll down for joining and programme information.



Mon 8th Capelles
Mon 9th St Matthews
Mon 12th St Marys
Tue 10th St Martins
Tue 18th Delisles
Tue 20th St Saviours
Wed 1st Alderney
Wed 3rd St Sampsons
Wed 6th St Martins
Wed 7th St Stephens
Wed 17th Forest
Thur 5th Vale
Fri 2nd St Matthews
Fri 11th Guernsey

Starting Brownies

We have 14 Brownie units in the Bailiwick that meet in different areas of the islands and on different nights.

When a girl starts Brownies, she joins a group called a Six. This gives her a ready-made circle of friends. She also may receive Becoming a Brownie, an activity book that contains the Brownie story and helps her understand what Brownies is all about. When girls have been to Brownies for a few weeks and feel ready, they can make their promise as a Brownie and wear the Brownie uniform.

If your daughter is already a Rainbow, then speak to your leader about moving up, or contact us for more information. Otherwise, click here to register your daughter to join


The Brownie Promise


I promise that I will do my best,
to be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
to serve the Queen and my community,
to help other people and to keep the Brownie Guide Law

The Brownie Guide Law

A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.

The Brownie Programme

The Brownie Adventure has three areas:
  • You
  • Community
  • World

You: Brownies develop confidence and self-esteem through having new experiences and learning new skills. They build friendships and learn to share and cooperate with others by working together in small groups called 'Sixes'. They get a say in what happens at Brownies through discussions or 'Pow-wows', which help them develop decision-making skills and the ability to put their views across.

Community: We encourage girls to become active citizens by helping them understand and participate in their communities. This could mean raising money for charities or visiting local places of interest.

World: Our programme encourages girls to learn about the wider world. Activities could involve celebrating a festival from a different culture, finding out about endangered animal species, or learning how they can combat climate change.


Uniform

The Brownie uniform consists of

  • Short Sleeved T-shirt
  • Long Sleeved T-shirt
  • Hooded Jacket
  • Gilet
  • Leggings
  • Trousers
  • Skort
  • Cycle Shorts

Brownies have a very practical uniform. All girls should have a uniform top and bottom and girls may choose to have additional items from the range. There is also a uniform sash available that girls may choose to put their badges on. Equally, they may choose to put their badges on the gilet or skort. Promise badges should be worn on the left hand side - closest to the heart. Baseball caps are also available, but are not considered uniform.

All Brownie wear plus more is available from the Girlguiding shop


Interest Badges

There are lots of badges for girls to try during their time in Brownies covering everything from Science Investigator to Circus Skills. Find out all the requirements here


Moving On

Towards the end of her Brownie days, a Brownie may be introduced to the Brownies Go For It! resource. It is similar to Guide Go For It! resources, which give groups of girls more freedom to choose their own activities. The activities will encourage her to find out about Guides as well as develop skills such as team work and decision-making.

Before leaving Brownies, a Brownie usually has a party or celebration to mark her time in the section. Girls often move on at the end of a term, so it's likely that some of her friends will be moving with her.

Your leader can give you more information about moving up; visit our Guides page to find out about the Guide units in Guernsey and what girls can look forward to in the next stage of their Guiding journey.