The 64th Dundee Brownies have marked the 100 year Brownie Birthday and commemoration of the start of the First World War with a touching memorial in the grounds of St James Church, Broughty Ferry.
Each of the Brownies was given their own section to plant some poppy seeds and a cross emblazoned with the name of a member of the church who died in conflict over the years.
Leader of the unit, Rhoda Smith said: “It was a great day and a fitting way to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.
“Each Brownie got a slab for themselves and had fun filling it in.
“There was such a buzz, half of the Ferry must have heard us!”
The Brownies are celebrating 100 years throughuout the year of 2014 with birthday bashes and
After Robert Baden-Powell set up the Boy Scouts in 1907, the girls ‘gatecrashed’ their first rally in 1909 attracting the attention of Mr Baden-Powell.
They asked him to offer something for girls as well.
By 1914 a junior section for girls under 11 was formed, called the Rosebuds, which was renamed Brownies in 1915.
In 1937 HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH Princess Margaret enrolled as a Guide and Brownie respectively.