Big Brownie Birthday

The Big Brownie Birthday logoThe Brownie section is now 100 years old - and we are marking it by holding The Big Brownie Birthday. This celebration brings exciting opportunities and events to the nearly a quarter of a million Brownies in the UK.

Celebrate the Big Brownie BirthdayThe celebrations run from now until the end of the 2014 school summer holidays. Opportunities available include:

  • Challenge - badge
  • Star Quest - one-day event
  • Stay Away - residential (overnight stay)
  • World Centres - international experience in the UK
  • Euro Hop - international trip

Leaders can find out more on The Big Brownie Birthday Members' area web pages (login required).

Laura Robson joins the party!

We are very excited to announce that tennis ace Laura Robson has joined the celebration as our Big Brownie Birthday Champion. The Olympic silver medallist will use her new role as to inspire thousands of Brownies across the country to tackle new adventures. Find out what Laura will be doing.

‘Brownies is a massive part of the life of hundreds of thousands of girls and volunteers all over the UK - so I’m unbelievably proud that I get to join in their 100th birthday celebrations,’ she explained.

Laura's made a short film about her new role, which you can watch below:

If you want Laura to consider attending your event, please add your celebration to the Big Brownie Birthday events map. Please do not contact her directly about it.


A resource designed for Brownies to make their own decisions, develop new skills and celebrate 100 years of our biggest section. This comes with a specially designed badge. There is also be a Challenge for Rainbows, Guides, Senior Section and adults.


Star Quest

A one-day event that celebrates Brownies, highlighting the fun and excitement of being one. During the day Brownies can star in their very own cosmic story, travelling through three time zones to take part in challenges and enjoy new and exciting adventures.


Stay Away

A residential (staying away overnight) event that gives Brownies a fun, unique and memorable experience that will encourage them to remain in guiding and look forward to Guides.


World Centres

A chance for Brownies to have an international experience without leaving the UK. World Centres is a series of organised weekends where UK Training and Activity Centres (TACs) are transformed into three of the WAGGGS World Centres: Sangam in India; Our Cabaña in Mexico; Our Chalet in Switzerland.


Euro Hop

An organised four-day international trip for Brownies to France, including a day trip to Belgium, offered in association with Venture Abroad.