Welcome to Brownies

Brown Owl: Jayne

We meet every Tuesday evening from 18.00hrs to 19.30hrs (term time only). We are based at the Scout & Guide Headquarters at The Croft (off The High Street) in Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD.

The meeting starts with our Brownie song and we have pow-wows, where the Brownies and their Leaders sit together in a circle to plan their adventures, trips out and activities for the following term.

  • We have NO Licence for Sleepover or Camping.
  • We also have a parents’ rota for those who are able to help out with the unit a couple of times a year.

Uniform

Brownies have a choice of clothes to wear including:

  • Tops: short and long sleeved.
  • Jacket
  • Trousers
  • Gilet
  • Skort (shorts/skirt)
  • Sash
  • Baseball Cap

Brownies should wear what they feel comfortable in. Sensible footwear is required. The uniform can be obtained from: The Schoolwear Shop, 5 Gaol Lane, Sudbury.  Tel: (01787) 881500

Joining

We currently have a waiting list for joining Brownies, which runs in order of each child’s date of birth.

We supply:

  • Brownie box (yellow)
  • Adventure and Badge book
  • 1st Bures Brownies name tag
  • Sixer/Seconder Badges
  • Sew-on Badges for achievements
  • Promise Badge

Enrolment

All Brownies have a settling-in period of 4-6 weeks, and are then enrolled during a special promise celebration, when they will be given their Promise Badge. We give notice to parents and family who wish to attend this short ceremony.

Activities

We try to give plenty of notice of any outdoor activities, and it is essential that parents sign a b. If we return late due to any unforeseen circumstance, we will make telephone contact with one or two of the parents to spread the word. There may also be occasions when parents are required to assist with transportation to events.

Camping

At present – we have not obtained a licence to do camping or sleepover activities.

Attendance

It is important that your child attends Brownies regularly, to gain maximum benefit from the programme of activities, particularly as much of the Badge work involves working as a team (or six). If your child is on holiday, or is sick, please telephone us before the meeting. It is especially nice if all the Brownies participate in Remembrance Sunday Service/Parade (November). If your child has decided to leave, it would be appreciated if you would let us know, so we can say a proper goodbye.

Our meeting place: The Scout & Guide Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD

Subscriptions

These are currently (2016) £35.00 per term. Subscriptions are payable to: 1st Bures Brownies. Subscription money pays for census, insurance, craft materials, badges, books and maintenance of Scout & Guide Headquarters/Grounds etc.

Access to the Scout & Guide Headquarters

Entrance by car is from the Sudbury road (B1508) just past the cottages (Croft End). Exit is via The Croft. This in effect makes a ‘one-way system’ on Brownie nights. Drop-offs and pick-ups must therefore be kept brief to prevent hold-ups. If you require to see a Leader at the end of the meeting please come a little earlier and park in the car park – to avoid hold ups with other parents. Speed limit down The Croft is 10mph.

Supporters Committee

We would like to welcome all parents to serve on the supporters’ committee, to help raise money for new equipment, running costs, and the organising of events. Informal meetings are held six times a year at the Scout & Guide Headquarters. During the year, a few work afternoons are organised to help keep the hut clean and tidy and parents are needed to help.

Money raised

We do much fundraising throughout the year. Last year we did a Christmas quiz, Mr Man challenge, and we held a stall at Bures School Christmas Fair. We raised approximately £500. This is being spent on new outdoor equipment, balls, skipping ropes, hoops, parachute, and other craft materials.

Position of Brownie Badges on Uniform

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Apply to join Brownies

  • All we need are a few details and we will contact you as soon as a space becomes available or to add you to our waiting list.

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Sep
26
Wed
Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All welcome. Discussing the Jumble Sale, group finances, Leader training, future projects.

Jan
31
Thu
Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All welcome. Census, Gift Aid, finances, Jumble Sale

Jayne

Jayne

Brown Owl

Jumble Sale result

Well done to Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Parents and Supporters who helped with the Jumble Sale last Saturday. Message from our Group Treasurer Our nett proceeds from the Jumble Sale was a mightily impressive £739.01 - a fantastic result for which everyone's efforts was...

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Scout Group Jumble Sale

Thank you so much for all your support at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 17th March. Despite the weather it was a busy day with lots of customers and so many helpers! Thank you to all our loyal team who collected, sorted and sold the goodies yesterday; children, parents,...

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Camp Site work afternoon

Many thanks for the three Leaders & Scouts and one parent for helping out on Saturday 5th November down at the camp site area - clearing up fallen leaves. We could have done with a lot more help and time taken would have been less for everyone involved. We also made a...

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