brownie



I found my brownie uniform in the dress up box. It reminded me of a bewildering time in my 6 year old life. I don't think any one ever explained what it was all about and the endless badge sewing and shoe polishing in an echoey hall, watching middle aged women dance around a concrete mushroom while we did strange things like dive to the bottom of a pool and save a brick whilst wearing our pyjamas didn't help answer any questions. Needless to say as Susie my best friends tunic filled up with endless badges of honour three year in I proudly wore my two. One for collecting autumn leaves and classifying them and one for doing handstands.