Brownies seeking former members

Brownies in Angus are celebrating the organisation's centenary.
Brownies in Angus are celebrating the organisation's centenary.

Brownies in Angus are celebrating the movement’s 100th anniversary and are hoping to track down former members for a reunion this summer.

The reunion will be the culmination of a programme of events that has been continuing this year.

So far activities have included a birthday disco and a circus-themed fun day where Brownies learned circus skills from balloon modelling to face painting and even had a go at walking the tightrope.

Later this month there will be a day at the Caledonian Railway and a huge camp with more than 250 Brownies attending, and Fiona Dalziel, county commissioner for Girlguiding Angus, said that former members will be made welcome for the reunion and celebration.

She said: “Were you a Brownie in Angus? Or perhaps you were a leader in one of the many Brownie units in Angus at one point in time or, of course, you may still be involved in Girlguiding either in Angus or elsewhere.

“If so, we would love to hear from you; we are holding a special event at the end of the summer and would like to invite members past and present to come along and join in the fun.

“Please get in touch, send us your name, address, e-mail address if you have one, where you were involved in Brownies in Angus and whether you were a Brownie, a Brown Owl, or both. Give us as much or as little information as you wish about the fun and adventures you had.

“To give us time to send you an invitation, please contact us by June 30.”

The Brownies were set up by Lord Baden-Powell to complete the range of age groups for girls in Scouting. They were first run by his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell, but in 1918 were taken over by his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, along with the Girl Guides.

Information can be sent to Fiona by e-mailing or by writing to Brownies in Angus, Girlguiding Angus, Forfar Guide Centre, The Myre, Forfar DD8 1AZ.