This week at Brownies we celebrated St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick, of course, rescued Ireland from an infestation of snakes. (Well, not really, but that’s the legend. Unfortunately there’s no evidence that there were actually ever any snakes in Ireland to need banishing, but why let a little thing like evidence get in the way of a good story?) So, we made some snakes: And … Continue reading Sssssaint Patrick’s Day
Back at the start of term, we asked the Brownies to think of something they wanted to do that started with each letter of the alphabet. For G, they chose Golf. So this week we abandoned our normal meeting place and made our way to the Adventure Golf course in town. Adventure Golf is like Crazy Golf, with floors at interesting angles, tunnels that the … Continue reading Adventures Near and Far
This week at Unit 1 we painted the clay unicorns that we had made a few weeks ago. We had a few new Brownies start since then, so I had a fun weekend preparing for them. Unit 2, and my Guides, on the other hand, had a very quiet week. This was the view out of my front door on Friday morning: All the local … Continue reading Unicorns and Snow
Thursday, as many of you will know, was World Thinking Day (WTD). The 22nd February was the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, and it’s a day that represents many things to many people. I won’t try to cover them all – for some alternative views, see here, here, and here. My units meet on Wednesdays and Fridays, nicely bracketing the day this year. … Continue reading World Thinking Day 2018
I don’t normally give things up for Lent. I’ve never seen the point. Occasionally I’ll tell people that I’ve given up giving things up. I’ve never really understood why denying yourself a pleasure for 40 days is a good thing. What is it meant to achieve? This year, I’ve decided to give it a go. But I’m not giving up chocolate, or coffee, or anything … Continue reading Lenten Mind
My Brownies love adventures. That’s why we do things like weekends at PGL. PGL, for those who don’t know, is a chain of activity centres. It stands for, depending on who you ask, either Peter Gordon Lawrence (the name of the founder) or Parents Get Lost. No prizes for guessing which version the Brownies prefer. We did Trapeze, Giant Swing, and Zipwire for those who … Continue reading PGL Adventures
Who doesn’t love unicorns? Our Brownies certainly do. And they love making things and doing arts and crafts. That’s why we now have a selection of these little beauties drying in the cupboard. In other news, Guides playing the Girlguiding edition of Monopoly can spark interesting conversations about Guiding properties, in particular ones we might like to visit… I see a trip to London in … Continue reading Unicorns!