There are three brownies units that meet at Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church

The 78th Bristol Brownies meet on Tuesdays

For more information about the unit please contact Anna Blanchard on  

183rd Bristol Brownies meet on Mondays 6.15-7.30pm.  The leaders are:  Jess, Beth and Freya.  

For more information about the unit please contact Jess, Beth or Freya on

175th Brownies meet on Fridays

For more information about the unit please contact Sara Berryman on

Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.

Brownies follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies.

Girls can participate in a wide range of activities at their regular meetings, and at special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays. They can find themselves trying out arts and crafts or recipes, playing energetic games, taking part in community action projects, or zooming down zip wires at one of our activity centres.

Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges (this link will open in a new window) covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.

The Brownie Adventure is divided into three areas:

  • you
  • community
  • world.

Starting Brownies

When a girl starts Brownies, she joins a group called a Six. This gives her a ready-made circle of friends. She also may receive Becoming a Brownie, an activity book that contains the Brownie story, which helps her understand what Brownies is all about.

The Brownie activity programme

The Brownie Adventure has three areas:

  • you
  • community
  • world.

You:  Brownies develop confidence and self-esteem through having new experiences and learning new skills. They build friendships and learn to share and cooperate with others by working together in small groups called 'Sixes'. They get a say in what happens at Brownies through discussions or 'Pow-wows', which help them develop decision-making skills and the ability to put their views across.

Community: We encourage girls to become active citizens by helping them understand and participate in their communities. This could mean raising money for charities or visiting local places of interest.

World: Our programme encourages girls to learn about the wider world. Activities could involve celebrating a festival from a different culture, finding out about endangered animal species, or learning how they can combat climate change.

Leaving Brownies

Towards the end of her Brownie days, a Brownie may be introduced to the Brownies Go For It! resource. It is similar to Guide Go For It! resources, which give groups of girls more freedom to choose their own activities. The activities will encourage her to find out about Guides as well as develop skills such as team work and decision-making.   

Before leaving Brownies, a Brownie usually has a party or celebration to mark her time in the section. Girls often move on at the end of a term, so it's likely that some of her friends will be moving with her.

Too see what the brownies have been up to recently please follow the links to:

78th Bristol Brownies

175th Bristol Brownies

183rd Bristol Brownies


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