When I was at Brownies I was the leader of the Grey Warbler six. We lined up for inspection, shoes shone, gold shirts ironed beneath our brown pinafores. I can still remember spending a LOT of time and effort sitting in the laundry devoted to shining my gold trefoil with Brasso.
Brownies is probably the foundation for my desire to be an over-achieving people pleaser who wants to be liked.
And it’s the reason this year I’ve voting Grey Warbler for Bird of the Year. You can vote here.