2014 marks the centenary – that’s a one hundred year anniversary – of the Brownies.
The very first unit is no longer running but news2day went to meet the Lily Brownies who are from Newbridge in Co Kildare where it all began back in 1914.
The Brownies’ motto is ‘Lend A Hand’ and there’s much more to being a brownie than just fun games. The children learn all about responsibility and leadership while having fun and gaining confidence.
On Saturday the 12th of April more than three thousand Brownies gathered together at Dublin Zoo for a special party and celebration!
If you would like to become a brownie and want to find out more check out the website www.irishgirlguides.ie