Yesterday, Girlguiding launched their new programme for every girl. We’ve had hints and teasers and partial information for a while now, but yesterday we saw the entire picture – badges, books, and activity resources all. I’m impressed. I’m going to do a short series of posts on the various resources. Today I want to talk about the books. Each section – from Rainbows up to … Continue reading New Girlguiding Resources: Book Review!
This week my Guiding has mainly been about piles. Like this one: Can you tell what we’re preparing for? The other piles I’ve been dealing with were in boxes. A few of the boxes in the picture above used to contain other things. I wanted to take the boxes on camp, because they’re good size boxes. Fortunately, I knew that due to GDPR a lot … Continue reading Piles of Things
At Brownies this week we mostly relaxed. We did some yoga (alas, no photos of that!), and made some face masks out of edible ingredients. Finally we did some mindful colouring in. We also said goodbye to a couple of Brownies (although not for long, because one of them is going to Guides). It’s always sad to see them go, but at the same time … Continue reading End of Term Relaxation
On Friday, I took my Brownies and Guides to a local Scout campsite for some almost-end-of-term fun. With the Brownies, we lit fires and made s’mores. The Brownies lit their own little mini fires using flint and steel and cotton wool (and they all managed it, which I was impressed by), but we made the s’mores on mine. We also learned (through the medium of … Continue reading Fire and Firing
I love summer. All the beautiful weather, it’s perfect for campfires. And campfires means s’mores. My Brownies went to a local campsite for some outdoor fun this week. In fact, all of our Wednesday units were there – separate but overlapping. We like to do that when we have space – Rainbows overlap with Brownies, Brownies with Guides and Guides with Rangers. It gets them … Continue reading Fun with Fire
Our Division runs a competition every so often called the Owl Trophy. The prize is (if you can’t guess by the name!) a large picture of an owl. It’s quite impressive. This year, the competition was to make a car out of recyclable materials. They had to be able to move – not self-propelling, but running down a slope. Each unit was allowed to enter … Continue reading Owl Trophy
I like getting outside. Which is convenient, since my Guides do too. We went out this week looking for bugs, but we found all sorts of other things too. We also went on a penny hike – using coin tosses to decide our route – with the intention that they would be asked to figure out how to get back to the meeting place at … Continue reading Into the woods