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The traditional Brownie Motto was ‘Lend a Hand’ and it was felt that every Brownie, whilst wearing uniform, should be equipped and ready to do just that, hence it was custom that each Brownie would be asked to keep certain things in her uniform pockets which could be useful for doing Good Turns. The lists varied a little from Pack to Pack, so it is impossible to produce a definitive list, but the most common items were

Pencil and Paper always useful for writing down messages and important notes

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Drawn from native American lore by Robert Baden Powell, the pow wow is where the Brownies meet to discuss issues, create plans and make decisions. Many packs would have a traditional ceremony in order to get into the tightly packed circle, leaving no spaces for ‘boggarts’ to overhear what is said sometimes they would link hands and make as big a circle as possible, then take 6 steps forward, chanting the letters p, o, w, w, o, w until they were in canada goose outlet england a tight circle. There is also often a traditional signal for the girls to show that they want to comment in some units they would put their hand, with three fingers outstretched, on the floor in front of where they were sitting. Some units have a ‘talking stick’ where only the person who is holding the stick can talk, and others have to wait their turn.

Back when Brownies started, foreign travel was really exotic, and only for the extremely rich few most of the Brownies could never have dreamed of actually travelling abroad, indeed many might never leave their home County during their lifetime. So each Pack would have a special ‘magic carpet’ a piece of fabric, often the place where the owl and toadstool sat in their Brownie Ring, and the fabric would be decorated, with the badges of the canada goose outlet in vancouver different Sixes, and perhaps with other badges and special awards and mementoes too. Their weekly subs payment would be put on the carpet as part of their opening ceremony, and just occasionally, they would gather round their Magic Carpet and ‘travel’ to another Country by imagination, find out about the Brownies there what they were called and what they wore and try some food or songs or games from that country, before it was time to ‘fly home’ again.

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The process for lowering flags is similar the Colour Party appproaches the flagpole in the same way and the Colour Party Leader steps forward. This time, she unwinds the ropes from the cleat, and then slowly starts to lower the flag down. As soon as the corner of the flag is in reach, she drapes the flag over her shoulder to ensure canada goose uk site it won’t touch the ground. When the knots which attach the flag to the ropes are in reach, she undoes the knots, and once the flagpole’s rope ends are free, wraps them around the cleat together. (If it is windy and there is a risk of the rope ends blowing about, the escorts can take closer order and keep hold of the first end to be untied while the leader concentrates on untying the other). The colour party then march back as before, the Leader still having the flag draped over her shoulder, she can use a hand to canada goose outlet ottawa hold it there if need be. After the horseshoe is dismissed, the flag would be laid out on a table or other suitable surface to dry if damp, then folded and rolled up as above for storage and ready for hoisting next day.

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There can be a tendency for some Guides to find formal flag ceremonial dull, especially if it is done at meetings every week if the Guides are not of an age and maturity to treat it with appropriate respect, then it is better to give doing it a break for a while, rather than let it become either a boring chore, or an opportunity for messing about and re introduce it later. when the Guides are more ready for it or to save it for camp, just doing at meetings for a few weeks in the run up to camp so the Guides know what to do before they go to camp.

An improvised camp flagpole would generally consist of a long wooden pole, with a curtain ring canada goose outlet phone number tied on at the top, a small piece of wood square lashed across halfway down, and 3 or more guy ropes attached on just under that. The guys could thus be pegged out to support the pole, leaving room at the front where the cross piece is lashed for the person unfurling the flag to approach. To set it up, run a length of string or rope (which would depend on the proportions of the flagpole) through the curtain ring and wind the two ends round the cross piece, to keep them secure. It does not matter what size the flag or flagpole is, but what is important is that the flag and flagpole sizes should canada goose outlet eu be in reasonable proportion to each other you neither want a giant flag at constant risk of dragging on the ground, nor a barely visible handkerchief at the top of a vast pole!

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Tradition is for Guides to march into a horseshoe at the start and end of their meetings. There are several reasons. One is that in a horseshoe formation, in even the largest unit, everyone can see and hear what anyone in the group is saying (no being unable to see or hear because you’re stuck behind a tall person!). Also, it signifies that everyone has a place, both in their Patrol and in the Unit. And, particularly at the start of the meeting, actually just stopping the chatter and games, and getting into formation signals that the meeting proper has started. Finally, marching into a horseshoe is better than walking into a shape, because the movement of the marching is enough to shift initial fidgets!

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