Communication and Promises

On Wednesday we worked on our Communicator badge.  The Brownies chose some clauses to do, and so did the leaders. First, we learned the phonetic alphabet, and all tried to spell our names.  Mine is: Sierra November Oscar Whiskey Foxtrot Lima Alpha Kilo Echo. Then, we acted out a scene from a recent Brownie event, making sure to include five different types of body language … Continue reading Communication and Promises

Baden-Powell Cooking Evening

On Friday, two of my Guides ran the evening for me.  They are working on their Baden-Powell Award, the highest award you can get as a Guide. One of the clauses they have chosen to do is “Organise and run a Patrol cooking competition. You could provide ingredients and challenge the Patrols to produce dishes in a set time.” They split the Guides into three … Continue reading Baden-Powell Cooking Evening

Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update

This week, I’ve made some progress towards the year of the volunteer challenge. Specifically, I’ve had a go at Yoga, one of the Active “try it” challenges. One of the yoga centres in Bristol has recently changed management and they were having a week of free trial sessions.  As I was intending to try it anyway, I naturally jumped on that opportunity! The lesson was … Continue reading Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update

The glamorous side of being a Leader

Being a leader in Girlguiding isn’t all trips and holidays, despite what my blog has said over the past few weeks. I’ve been using the Easter holidays to catch up on a few things. Like accounts, and tidying the cupboard. I love our cupboard space. Compared to what some units have, it’s positively enormous. On the other hand, that does lead to us becoming slightly … Continue reading The glamorous side of being a Leader

Summer term at Brownies – Version 1

The summer term at Brownies we did a right old mixture of things. I asked the girls to choose a badge, and they failed utterly to pick just one.  They couldn’t choose between two, and there was a lone hold-out vote for a third, so we decided to try for all of them. So, last term we were working on the Agility badge, and the Royal … Continue reading Summer term at Brownies – Version 1