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

Spring Term at Brownies – Part 1

My Brownies had lots of fun in the Spring Term. We’ve been doing a number of activities from the Adventure book, as chosen by the girls themselves. We made gingerbread, which was a whole adventure in itself.  One of my Brownies is horribly allergic to eggs and dairy, and both Brownie and Mum are understandably nervous about things involving food. I got around this problem … Continue reading Spring Term at Brownies – Part 1