To get an idea of how long I’ve kept certain items, I came across my little packet of Girl Guide memorabilia … really sweet memories actually. But apparently, I fell kind of behind in my duties as I had all these Pathfinder badges that weren’t sewn on to my Girl Guide sash. 🙂 Procrastination haunted me even when I was a Brownie (of the Pixie six — I’m thinking that was my ‘pack’)!
Amazing that I kept a record sheet of my Girl Guide Cookie Sales. Families rock in the being the best customers! My Mom was #1, my brother Kenny #2 and my Gramma #3. The icing on the cookie was the friendly reminder printed on each little cookie sales package:
- Girl guides are always courteous and smiling.
- Guides should wear their uniforms and be neat at all times.
- Be sure to collect money only when you deliver cookies. Do not accept tips. Be accurate and careful with money.
I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God, the Queen and my country.
To help other people every day, especially those at home.
The Brownie Law
A Brownie is cheerful and obedient.
A Brownie thinks of other people before herself.
The Brownie Motto
Lend a Hand.
Even back then, I was part of a community that cared for my well-being, and served to engrain morals alongside lessons of friendship, faith and integrity. What a fabulous introduction to my independence and success as an adult! I wonder how much the organization has changed since my childhood? Anyone care to share their own Girl Guide or Boy Scout memories or stories?