Last weekend I went on Guide camp. It was a reasonably large camp – around 100 Guides – and it was an excellent holiday. We learned that Guides can put up tents with basically no help at all, which bodes well for our summer camp. It was definitely a camp of all weathers. I used both full waterproofs (to protect me from a thunderstorm with … Continue reading Snowflake is a witch
Last weekend I took my entire Guide unit – all of the leaders and all of the children – to London. That is actually less impressive than it sounds, since my unit is currently only 6 Guides. But still, we managed to get them all free on the same day. We wanted to visit Pax Lodge, but then we started to think what else we … Continue reading Pax Lodge!
This week I have mostly been coughing, blowing my nose, and working hard. At, you know, my actual day job. I like to use the holidays to get ahead on things at work. It builds up goodwill for all those days when I sneak off early to get to Brownies, or take a long lunch break because I need to buy that one odd item. … Continue reading Holiday Thoughts
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
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
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
Over half term, I spent a couple of days with the Guides at PGL. For those who don’t know it, PGL is a chain of activity centres – climbing, archery, raft building, that sort of thing. This time, we took part in eight activities: giant swing, trapeze, zip wire, survival, crate stacking, fencing, climbing and aeroball. Here’s a random selection of photos for your enjoyment! … Continue reading PGL Holiday