As a youngster, I was a Brownie and I think one of my first holidays from home was with the local pack (we went to Lyme Regis which was about 20 minutes from where we lived!). I loved Brownies and think that as a shy youngster it was a good thing for me and helped me learn to think about being a better person. I remember my dad's delight at the tea-making challenge that I had to do (I had to make 30 cups of tea for a venture badge and had easily made these within a couple of days!) and I recall my mum laughing at me when I asked her to sew my sewing badge onto my uniform...good times!
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