IN 1993, the Cumbrian Brownies were hard at work achieving what needed to be achieved, and donating to those who needed donations.

When it came to flying the Brownie flag, the St Mark’s pack was very much at the fore on the 75th anniversary of the organisation.

The first time a Brownie pack was formed in the town was just four years after Robert Baden-Powell had started the movement.

To mark the occasion, members of St Mark’s Brownies celebrated their 75th birthday with a special exhibition.

In the United Kingdom, Brownies were originally called Rosebuds when the movement started in 1914.

It was originally meant for girls aged eight to 11.

Rosebuds were later renamed to Brownies.

In 1937 Princess Margaret became the first royal Brownie.

The 1993 event took place in St Mark’s Church on Buccleuch Street, and featured the different types of uniforms that had been worn in the past, books on the group's history which dated back to the 50s, and a special flag waving ceremony.

In attendance were pack members Marina Nelson and Rebecca Day, both seven, who carried the flag to mark the day.

In that same year, St John Ambulance first-aider Ken Moore volunteered to be a part of a special day of training for the Urswick Brownies.

They wanted to show him what they had learnt for first aid, and more specifically, bandaging.

During the pack’s first aid course, which was run by St John Ambulance, members Laura Lee, 10, and Lisa Wilton, nine, both proudly put Ken on display wrapped in bandages.

This was also coupled with a donation made by the Brownies to the Ambulance service of £57 in gratitude for all the lessons and training days they had put on for the members.

The Hawk and Barn Owl appeal became a fundraising favourite for the Brownies as they donated toward the cause on two occasions in 1997.

Much like the Scouts, the Brownies organisation has become a stable of many communities and has shaped the lives of thousands of girls.