Opening a Meeting

At the beginning of every Brownie meeting, girls and leaders stand in a large circle around the Brownie toadstool and flag. We begin by singing the opening song together:

Opening Song:

We’re the Brownies, here’s our aim,

Lend a hand and play the game.

We’re the Brownies, here’s our aim,

Lend a hand and play the game.

Then the girls skip around the centre set-up while singing their Circle songs (Fairies, then Pixies, etc). *songs at end of post if you need them

When every circle has taken their turn, everyone recites the Brownie Promise, Law and Motto together. This opening ceremony is something that the girls should all be striving to memorize.

The Promise

I promise to do my best,

To be true to myself, my beliefs and Canada.

I will take action for a better world

And respect the Brownie Law


Brownie Law

As a Brownie

I am honest and kind;

I help take care

Of the world around me


The Motto

Lend a Hand! 

(on hand, through your right hand up into the air)

Circle Songs:


We’re the fairies shining bright,

Trying hard to do what’s right.


Sprightly sprites we’re on our way

Play and laugh and help today.


Happy leprechauns are we,

Helping friends and family.


Here you see the laughing Gnomes,

Helping others in their homes.


This is what we do as elves,

Think of others not ourselves.


We’re the happy, friendly kelpies,

Smart and quick and ready helpers.


Playful Dryads strong and true,

Nature’s friend in all we do.


Now you watch the Lares working,

Playful, singing, never shirking.


Nymphs love water bright and blue,

Smiling, playing, helping too.


Look! We are the jolly pixies,

Helping others when in fixes.



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I'm a 20-something Gemini living in central Ontario, Canada. I love love and being involved in my community, reading, playing the piano and flute, and watching too many movies/tv shows to admit

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