(to the tune of "Keel Row")
Thanks very much to Erika van Putten, who posted this song/game to the Guiding Mailing List. It's a neat way to introduce the history of Brownies to your girls.
Verse 1 = kneeling on one knee with other foot on floor and knee bent, form a bud shape with hands above head. Sway slightly with the tune – on last line stand up.
Verse 2: holding hands in large circle, skip a few steps into centre of circle, then skip back out. Repeat. On last line, turn and face a partner in the circle.
Verse 3: hook right elbow with partner, and skip step in small circle. On last line, move back to large circle and hold hands.
Verse 4: Large circle skips around as in Brownie Ring. On last line, give LAH signal.
Where did Brownies begin? (England)
Who is B-P mentioned in song? (Lord Baden-Powell – founder of Scouts and Guides)
Who was Agnes, who tried again? (This was Lord Baden-Powell's sister, who was asked to help because B-P knew nothing about girls – he was a bachelor at that time and had served many years in the British Army.)
How would the girls have liked being called Rosebuds? Are they glad the name was changed?
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