PGL Holiday

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

Adventures, Chocolates, and Smoothies

This week’s Brownies saw us divided into Adventure groups for most of the evening. I was with the Adventure group, some of the youngest girls. We picked out some activities to do this term, and then we started doing one – Special Design, from page 49 of the Brownie Adventure book. We didn’t really get very far, but we’ve got a lot of half-finished bits … Continue reading Adventures, Chocolates, and Smoothies

Snowball fights and unit charters

Our first Brownie meeting of term was quite fun. We did a little planning – the girls gave us some suggestions for activities, and they want to do the Toymaker badge this term. That should be interesting. One of their suggestions was a snowball fight, so we did that right then and there. The Brownies love snowball fights. We do it with newspaper and cotton … Continue reading Snowball fights and unit charters

Summer Camp 2015: Tentless Adventures

In the last post, I alluded to the fact that we stole our Guides tents. The joint part of the joint Brownie and Guide camp finished on Saturday morning, and we said goodbye to the Brownies just before lunchtime.  We took down as many tents as we could – and sent most of them home with Brownie parents to save on space in the Leader’s … Continue reading Summer Camp 2015: Tentless Adventures