1987 Brownie Handbook - Road
Brownies Are Wide Awake
Do at least one of the following:
a) Use a private telephone or a public call box and pass on a message correctly. Know how to contact the Emergency Services.
b) Remember a shopping list of at least four items. Ask for each item politely.
c) Pass an eye and memory test, e.g. Kim's Game.
Or Challenge yourself to notice and remember in some other way.
Brownies Keep Healthy
Make a chart or collage showing the kinds of food needed to keep your body fit and healthy.
Do one of the following:
a) Hit a target with a ball or a bean bag from as far away as possible.
b) Do some form of balancing, or show you can bowl a ball between two skittles.
c) Improve on a Challenge you have done already using a ball, a rope or a bean bag.
Or think up an exercise challenge to do yourself.
Brownies Do Their Best
For a week try to do your best by doing two of the following:
a) Make and keep a Mind Your Tongue Challenge.
b) Do what you are told quickly, i.e. the first time.
c) Think of others in a special way by praying for different people.
d) Be kind to someone in the Pack who is not your best friend.
e) Do a job you don't like doing.
Or Do your best in some other way.
Brownies Make Things
Do one or more of the following:
a) Listen to a favourite piece of music and talk to your Guider about it.
b) Try a new craft, e.g. knitting, sewing, crocheting.
c) Make a small flower arrangement for a table from fresh, dried or artificial flowers.
d) Make a picture using a variety of material, e.g. natural materials such as leaves or flowers, cloth, felt or wool.
Or make something else of your own choice.
Brownies Are Friendly
Do one of the following:
a) Take part in a Venture in which you meet other people who are not in your Pack.
b) With your Guider's help find out about other people's work in the community, e.g. a clergyman, a policeman, a nurse, a school cleaner, a dustman.
c) Choose one country where there are Brownies, find out all you can about it and point to this country on a map.
Or Show friendliness to others in some other way.
Brownies Lend A Hand
Remember to do a Good Turn every day and do one of the following:
a) Do a Good Turn for someone where you live or where the Pack meets.
b) Find as many ways as you can of keeping your home safe.
c) Know the rules of the road and show you know how to keep them (The Green Cross Code).
Or Lend A Hand by acting sensibly and helpfully in some other way.
Brownies Help At Home
Do two or more of the following:
a) Help care for your clothes and be able to pack a suitcase.
b) Make your bed and keep your room tidy for at least a week.
c) Keep a piece of furniture clean for four weeks.
d) Make tea or coffee and serve it nicely.
e) Make a salad or snack.
Or help at home in some other way.
Brownies Have Fun Out-Of-Doors
Choose and do one of the following:
a) Follow a trail which has been laid in wool, string or some other material.
b) Grow a plant from a seed or a bulb.
c) Care for a pet and over a period of time keep a record of what you do for it.
d) Make at least two types of rubbings (e.g. leaf rubbings, bark rubbings, floor or wall tile rubbings) and use them in an interesting way.
Or Think up an out-of-doors challenge of your own.