More Brownie Giggles
Several years ago when I was a brand new Snowy Owl, we
were holding our last meeting of the year. One of the agenda items
was emptying the lost & found box. As all the girls were present,
and nobody else used the meeting space, we knew that every item in the
box belonged to somebody. The first item was presented and claimed; as
were most of the remaining items. One pair of mittens remained unclaimed.
"Who owns these mittens?" I asked. Nobody claimed ownership.
Finally, from a small voice came "Those are Rachel's mittens."
So I approached Rachel; "Are these your mittens?" I asked her.
"No" came the reply.
"Are you sure?" I asked again
"Rachel, did you have a pair of mittens like these?"
"I used to." she replied "But I lost them."
At the end of the night, our lost box was empty again
1st. Bushell Park Guides, Sk
I had just arrived home from work, and my husband says
to me "I got you a brownie today!".
"Oh!", says I, "that's great! Well done! How did you manage that?".
Blank look from hubby ...
Me: "did they just ring up today then?".
Confused look from hubby ...
Me: "how old is this brownie?".
My husband replied, somewhat indignantly, "I got it today!!!".
Me: "yes I know, but how old is she?".
Husband: "No, no, no!!! I got you a chocolate brownie when I went to
get my lunch!!!"
Tres Condados Girl Scout Council, California, USA
Ex Guider and Adviser, UK
I'm a Brownie Leader in Australia. A few years back
we were going to the snow, which from where we live is a 10 hour drive.
We were talking about it in pow wow and told the Brownies that we would
be going in a coach. One of the then 7 year olds wanted to know how
many horses it would have. I was at a total blank as to what she
was talking about. Luckily her older sister was in the unit and explained
that she thought I meant a coach as in Cinderella. It was extremely
hard to keep a straight face. It can still bring a smile to my face
even now 6 years later.
Since two years ago when the girls were Daisies, I have
been telling the girls that this is their troop and how special their troop
number was. At that time, their ages were 5 and 6 years old, which were
numbers in their troop number, #456. During the first year of Brownies,
the girls turned 7 years old. One Brownie had just had her 7th birthday.
At the next meeting, she said that since she turned 7, she couldn't stay
in our Brownie troop. I said we would miss her and asked her why she had
to leave. Her reply was, "Our troop number is #456, and I am 7."
I guess I went a little too far with our special troop number!!!
Brownie #456, Tejas Girl Scout Council, Rowlett, Texas, USA
My sister and I take a Brownie Pack. One of our favourite
activities (read - the one we like to do when we haven't planned anything
else) is to have the Brownies on an aeroplane, it crashes and they land
on a desert island. In their sixes they have to draw a map of the island
and make up a story about what happened to them while they were there.
Of course, we end up with islands with treasure, mountains, volcanoes,
marshes, crocodiles, rivers, hideaways, palm trees, and everything else
you'd expect to find on a self respecting island hideaway.
One Brownie decided on caves in her section of the island. She drew
them very carefully. "But why," we asked, in our innocence, "are the caves
In all seriousness, she told us, "The cavemen left the light on!", and
proceeded to draw a light bulb hanging from the roof.
(We also suspect she was too lazy to get up and get a black pen!!)
Kirsteen and Catriona Duffy
87th Strathmartine Brownie Pack, Dundee, Scotland.
One Christmas we took our Brownie Pack carol singing to
our local old peoples hospital. Before they went, we made gifts and cards
to take with us. One Brownie wrote on her card 'bye bye'- still makes me
Brownie Leader, Edinburgh, Scotland.
One evening our Brownie Unit was to attend a variety show
being put on by a local service club. As the Brown Owl, I was driving some of the
girls to the show in my van. As only 7 & 8 year old girls can, they were busy
swapping silly stories from school. One of the Brownies told a very funny story
to which another responded, "Oh, God!".
The first Brownie was suddenly very concerned over the apparent blasphemy
and promptly told the other girl that "she should NEVER use the Lord's maiden
I almost had to pull over so that I could laugh without driving off the road.
When I had myself back under control I corrected her by saying that "she should
NEVER take the Lord's name in vain!".
The girl's mother later had just as big a laugh as I did!
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