- Firstly the Brownies all stand in a semi-circle.
- Parents sitting in the gap and Guiders at the top of the semi circle.
- The Guider in charge then briefly tells the Brownie story (mainly for the benefit of the parents).
- The sixer of the Brownie about to make her promise then Leads her to the Guider.
She (sixer) says:
"This is ......... and she wants to be a Brownie"
The Guider then says:
"Will you please take her to the magic pool"
The Sixer then leads the Brownie in and out of the Brownies arms (as in 'in and out the dusty blue bell') their arms are like the trees in the forest.
In the centre of the horse-shoe there is some-thing on the floor that resembles a pool. Either a large mirror of some-thing covered in tin foil. For effect you can also make grass, flowers etc.
The sixer then takes the new Brownie to the pool and while the sixer turns her round three times.
The pack says:
"Twist me and turn me and show me the elf. I looked in the water, and there saw....."
New Brownie: The new Brownie then leans over, sees her face and says "Myself!"
The sixer then leads her back to the Guider and steps back a few paces.
"Do you know the meaning of the promise?
"You know that when you make a promise you must keep it?"
"Are you ready to make your promise as a Brownie?"
The Brownie then says her promise.
"Do you know the Brownie Guide Law?"
"Can you please now say the Brownie Guide Law"
The Brownie then says the law and the Guider pins on her promise badge. Whilst pinning on her promise badge the Guider says some-thing privately to the girl along the lines of, "I trust you to keep that promise at home, school" etc. This is normally some-thing personal to the girl.
The Brownie then turns around to face the pack,
"...... is now a member of the ........... pack"
and every-one salutes.