Now I used to be a Brownie and I loved it. I was a sixer and seconder and was in the Sprites. I worked hard, filled in my handbook and got badges for my sash. Apart for the generally awful yellow and poo-brown colour scheme, the uniform wasn't too bad. Yellow Brownie sweatshirts, polo shirts, brown skirts or trousers and a brown sash.
But I was appalled to see that the uniform had been changed to brown velour-like full tracksuits, Brownie tshirts and baseball caps. In their attempt to modernise the uniform, the Girl Guiding Association made those poor girls look like mini chavs.
I was not impressed and felt sorry for them. Fashion should not be sacrificed for comfort.