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TITLE
1st Inverness Brownies
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PHOTOBROWNIES_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Miss Betty Harper
ASSET ID
29557
KEYWORDS
Brownie Guides
Brownies
girls
clubs
organisations
scouts
scouting
1st Inverness Brownies

This photograph is of the 1st Inverness Brownies in around 1932. It is thought that Brown Owl, the Brownie leader, was a Mrs Neale. The photo was taken outside Ivy Cottage on Old Edinburgh Road. The Brownies were on their way to take part in a competition to make a Fairy Garden at Ness Castle. They won the first prize.

Robert Baden-Powell was a British Army Officer in India. While there he wrote a 'Handbook to Scouting' to aid soldiers with their basic survival skills. Teachers began using the book and Baden-Powell was asked to re-write it to make it more appealing to boys. The first Scout rally was held at Crystal Palace in 1909 and a large group of girls also turned up wanting to be 'girl scouts'. A separate organisation for girls was set up by Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes in 1910. The name was changed to Girl Guides to get away from the tomboy image which was inappropriate for the time. The Guides' younger sisters also wanted to join and so Baden-Powell set up an organisation called the Rosebuds. The girls didn't like that name so it was changed to 'Brownies'.

Brownies learn new and basic skills, play games, gain self-confidence and meet challenges set to them. There have been many Brownie units throughout Scotland since they were set up

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1st Inverness Brownies

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s

Brownie Guides; Brownies; girls; clubs; organisations; scouts; scouting

Miss Betty Harper

This photograph is of the 1st Inverness Brownies in around 1932. It is thought that Brown Owl, the Brownie leader, was a Mrs Neale. The photo was taken outside Ivy Cottage on Old Edinburgh Road. The Brownies were on their way to take part in a competition to make a Fairy Garden at Ness Castle. They won the first prize.<br /> <br /> Robert Baden-Powell was a British Army Officer in India. While there he wrote a 'Handbook to Scouting' to aid soldiers with their basic survival skills. Teachers began using the book and Baden-Powell was asked to re-write it to make it more appealing to boys. The first Scout rally was held at Crystal Palace in 1909 and a large group of girls also turned up wanting to be 'girl scouts'. A separate organisation for girls was set up by Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes in 1910. The name was changed to Girl Guides to get away from the tomboy image which was inappropriate for the time. The Guides' younger sisters also wanted to join and so Baden-Powell set up an organisation called the Rosebuds. The girls didn't like that name so it was changed to 'Brownies'.<br /> <br /> Brownies learn new and basic skills, play games, gain self-confidence and meet challenges set to them. There have been many Brownie units throughout Scotland since they were set up