Were You A Brownie? The Big Brownie Birthday

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello Lovelies,

Today I have a bit of a different post for you but one I think you'll find interesting. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady called Cat from Girl Guiding, I was instantly drawn to Cats email because I was once a Brownie and a Guide myself and my niece is a Brownie but also because my lovely friend Claire who sadly passed away in June was a Brownie leader and did a lot of work for the Girl Guiding charity in her spare time and once I'd read Cats email I was very keen to be involved.

This year the Brownie section of Girl Guiding celebrates its 100th birthday and to mark this wonderful occasion a group of young female designers, all whom were Brownies have designed a limited edition t shirt for the Debenhams Red Herring Range. Sales from the t shirt will help Girl Guiding to continue to provide amazing experiences to empower girls and young women.

me wearing the t shirt

There are 3,000 of the limited edition range of t shirts available in Debenhams stores throughout the UK and Northern Ireland and also online. The t shirt comes in Ivory and Light Blue and is available in sizes 8 to 20, the price of the t shirt is £16.00 but 25% of that price goes to the Girl Guiding charity so £4.00 from every t shirt sold will go to the charity. I love the design on the t shirt especially the owls and there are little gem details around the branches and leaves adding a touch of glitz and glamour to the t shirt, it's a lovely t shirt and extra special as it was designed by women who were once Brownies. Also as a bit of fun, the swing tag on each t shirt contains a link to a ‘How Brownie Are You?’ quiz - challenging buyers to earn their ‘Brownie Points’. 

To mark The Big Brownie Birthday, thousands of girls across the UK voted for the top skills and qualities they believe truly deserve ‘Brownie Points’ and taking a stand against bullying, being brave and independent and helping to fight injustice came out on top this says a lot about young women today I feel and as a mum of two young girls, both who have been bullied I am so glad that taking a stand against bullying was there as a way to earn Brownie points, this is a very important message to give young females.

I am so pleased and proud to be part of the Big Brownie Birthday celebration and hope that if you were a Brownie you might buy one of the t shirts and wear it with pride and even if you haven't ever been a Brownie the t shirt is lovely and still something nice to be a part of as a female. 

Were you a Brownie? Take part in the "How Brownie Are You?" Quiz here

If you would like to buy a t shirt online the Ivory one is available here and the Light Blue one is available here or alternatively you can find them in Debenhams stores. 

Below are some close up photographs of the design on the t shirt. 

If you would like to find out more about The Brownies or Girl Guiding, you can find their website here

I dedicate this post to my lovely Claire bear, the best "Snowy Owl" ever!

Thank you for reading, much love as always, 

Zoe x

*I was kindly gifted my t shirt from Girl Guiding. 

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