Monday, 19 May 2008

Brownies








This is my daughter and her friend Holly in a ceremony making them Brownies. They had to go through a special arch.

8 comments:

Frances said...

ooh Brownies
I was desperate to join when I started school. Then I found out it included things like making dampers.... I think I was underwhelmed. Nice uniform though... I didn't fly up to Guides though...
I thought they were going to be the other sort of Brownies and we were going to hear dark tales of wicked goings-on...

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Frances said...

tee hee
love it.
BTW I have lots of friends who have settled down after a stormy youth. I think we make good open-minded parents for teenagers. We know what we can survive. Also, I think we have had plenty of excitement ourselves and don't begrudge youth its moment. I admire you for having turned things around and raising two happy secure children. That's an achievement in itself.

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John said...

I forgot about those good brownies - lasted for hours....


Brownies seem to have died out the States - girl scouts is different and dress in green.

Therre is abeauty to how you delete - a ramdom mystery that is it's own art form.

Frances said...

I have to agree - the deletions make things really interesting. Especially that I seem to have been having a weird stream of consciousness on your blog at some unearthly hour. I think probably American time, maybe you are already preparing yourself for your photographic stalking by living in a different time zone?

Bev said...

Scouts seem to be dying out here too.

My son was in the cub scouts, but kids nowadays tend to think it is a bit old fashioned and are interested in other things. Also they have difficulty finding volunteer helpers because people are very busy nowadays and don't like doing something for nothing. Somewhere on this blog is a picture of a shop where we bought an engraved tankard for a retiring Scout Master to thank him for all the unpaid work he had done. However, I think he was a batchelor, and didn't have any kids of his own, so he must have got something out of it too.

I used to help on occasions. They did all sorts of Boys Own things, like making knots and jumping over bits of thick rope that the leader used to swing in a circle. They also did proper competitive races which the boys really enjoyed, as I don't think they do a lot of this at school anymore. I liked to see the concentrated expressions on their faces as they put their all into it. Jack also went camping with them and toasted things over the campfire and sang in jamborees.

The Brownies seem to be surviving a bit better here. They have got modern new trouser uniforms as you can see here.