Sixers & seconds

Brownies become a member of a six, a small group with a name such as badger, fox, mole, imps, fairies, gnomes etc.  Here at 1st Waddington (RAF) Brownies, we have 3 Sixes: foxes, hedgehogs and rabbits and each six has a sixer (Brownie in charge) and a second (her deputy).

The list of our current sixes and seconds can be found on our best six league table page.

Traditionally, the eldest Brownies are chosen as sixers and seconds but it can vary depending on when girls joined Brownies, their maturity and whether or not they actually want to take on the role  We pick our sixers and seconds based a variety of factors and don’t automatically pick the eldest girls.  As a sixer or second, Brownies are responsible for completing the following tasks every week.

  • Take Six’s register
  • Make sure all rubbish is placed in the bin
  • Make sure six’s pencil case is packed away at the end of the night
  • Make sure the coat rack is cleared of all uniform & bags
  • Make sure everyone takes home their water bottle.

One of our leaders (usually Daisy) will act as a mentor to new sixers and seconds, going through a handy guide with them which explains exactly what is expected of them with useful hints and tips on how to be a very effective leader.

Leaders resources: For leaders from other units, if you like the sound of our sixer & seconds’ guide, download it from here

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