Spring Term at Guides

Third and final “spring term” post – for the Guides this time.

We started the spring term with Go For It! badge work.  The girls planned out their activities and ran the weeks themselves.  The only help they needed was someone to go with them when they went on a penny hike.

Very relaxing!

Planning for GFIs.  If you want the template for this, visit the Downloads section!
Planning for GFIs. If you want the template for this, visit the Downloads section!

I particularly enjoyed the efforts of the Experiment patrol, who made an impressive whirlpool effect in a bottle.

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There was also a lot of fun had dropping eggs from great height with home-made parachutes, and some very impressive plays, mimes and raps.

IMG_6727After a few weeks of GFIs, the Guides were ready for some Leader-led things.  I think they like running themselves, but they don’t want to do it all the time.

For our interest badge this term we did Traditions of Guiding.

They had to fold flags, put up tents, learn the national anthem, and safely light a match (which clearly then needed to be used for cooking… in this case, pancakes on a tin can).

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Yes, that is a Brownie arm.  We had some visitors doing Brownies GFI that evening.
Yes, that is a Brownie arm. We had some visitors doing Brownies GFI that evening.

After the half term holiday, we had an international evening run by our Baden-Powell Award group.  Highlights involved eating german sausage, learning about the Chinese new year, and doing some turkish belly-dancing.

Belly dancing.
Belly dancing.

Then we started on another badge – craft this time.  We painted some plates and made candles, among other things.

A pretty action packed term, I think.

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