Our Brownie unit grew by 14 girls

Alison, Development Worker with Girlguiding Scotland, ran a special Bring a Friend session in a school to grow their new unit

It was great to see girls from different year groups and classes mixing together and making new friends – in the following weeks we had an incredible 14 new girls join the unit.

We opened 19A Coatbridge Brownies in September 2015. The unit had already organised a Bring a Friend night, but there were so many fantastic activities planned for the group, we wanted to reach out to as many local girls as possible.

The Unit Leaders contacted several local schools, and the head teacher at a local primary agreed to let us run a Brownie session after school one afternoon.

We did lively activities

We encouraged the girls already in the unit to invite their friends and planned a full range of lively activities for the session. These included a few getting-to-know-you games, looking at uniforms and badges, and getting crafty with ceramic painting.

A goodie bag to take home

The girls had an opportunity to meet the Leaders, and find out more about the fantastic things they could do at Brownies. We also gave them a goodie bag of stickers, balloons, sweets and fruit to take home – complete with all the information parents would need on how to register their daughter.

It was great to see girls from different year groups and classes mixing together and making new friends – in the following weeks we had an incredible 14 new girls join the unit!

Organise your own Bring a Friend night

Read our tips on how to get girls to bring their friends along and grow your unit.