Last weekend we packed our bags and headed off to PGL Tregoyd for a couple of days of high-intensity fun.
PGL is very different to a traditional Brownie Holiday. There’s no chores (apart from keeping your rooms tidy), there’s no rest hour, and it’s all very high energy.
Over the course of the two days we did archery, abseiling, climbing, orienteering, aeroball, fencing, and raft building, played a wide game, and even found time to complete some badge work. We did Brownie Holiday, Brownie Holiday Advanced, and Water Safety (which went quite well with our raft building session).
Memorable quote of the weekend (about fencing, in case you were wondering):
I felt like I wanted to hit someone, but I knew I wasn’t going to hurt them because of the funny helmet and the suit thing.
EL, 7 years old
Our PGL groupies, Bree and Charlie, were a lot of fun. They kept everyone happy and active between activities, and were constantly playing games and singing songs. They deserve a very big Thank You!
The wide game we played was new to me. It was called “Ambush”, and is probably best described as a cross between hide and seek and sardines.
The girls were divided into two teams. One team had to hide (everyone in the same place, like in sardines), and the other team had four minutes to find them.
Both teams had to stick together as a team, not split up.
If the seeking team found the hiding team, they won. If the hiding team stayed hidden for four minutes, they won.
If the seeking team walked past the hiding team without finding them, then the hiding team could leap out on them from behind and yell “ambush!” – which meant they won that round.
Definitely worth trying if you have access to a suitable area.
PGL always goes down well. One of the girls, as we were leaving, asked when we were coming back. She was quite disappointed when we told her we hadn’t planned that far ahead yet!
Have you been to PGL (or a similar centre)? Do you prefer that, or a more “traditional” Brownie Holiday? What do your Brownies prefer?