When I was little I was a brownie (only briefly). I remember being so excited to wear my sister’s hand me down uniform and have my little box with a 10p to phone home, a plaster and a safety pin. So while my husband was doing relatively cool stuff in cubs, I was learning how to clean the brown owl’s sink (true story!!). I’m so glad that they have opened cubs up to girls, it has been a great experience for Ella. She has done a whole host of stuff we would never have thought of doing at home and I really believe it has made her a bit more independent.