What our 7–10-year-olds do, wear and the badges they earn
Brownies welcomes all girls from 7 to 10 years old for nonstop fun, learning and adventure.
It’s full of firsts: she might grow her first plant, cook her first cake, put up (and take down) her first tent, light her first fire, go on her first fun-packed weekend away with guiding friends. With a helpful hand from our encouraging volunteers, she’ll explore her creative side, get out into the great outdoors, and start learning to look after herself, others and the world we live in. There’s something for every girl at Brownies, and plenty of moments she’ll never forget.
What do girls do in Brownies?
Brownies follow our programme. In unit meetings, they do fun activities, play games and earn skills builder badges, all while being supported by our trained volunteers.
Your child could get skills builder badges in themes such as camping, communication and first aid. And if she wants to take guiding home, there’s lots of interest badges to do in between unit meetings, like the aviation badge, performing badge and inventing badge.
Many units split girls into small groups called sixes for some activities and, as your child gets older, she’ll have a chance to become the sixer or seconder, the leaders, of a six.
What Brownies wear
We encourage members to wear a uniform to show they’re part of the Girlguiding family. Brownies wear a top and a pair of bottoms.
Badges can be attached to her uniform – the promise badge, which she’ll get after making her Brownie promise, should be on the left-hand side and all other badges can be attached where she chooses.
What’s after Brownies?
After Brownies, she can move onto Guides, our section for girls aged 10-14, a welcoming, fun-filled space where she’ll laugh, learn and expand her horizons.