This week at Brownies we celebrated St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick, of course, rescued Ireland from an infestation of snakes. (Well, not really, but that’s the legend. Unfortunately there’s no evidence that there were actually ever any snakes in Ireland to need banishing, but why let a little thing like evidence get in the way of a good story?) So, we made some snakes: And … Continue reading Sssssaint Patrick’s Day
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
This week at Unit 1 we painted the clay unicorns that we had made a few weeks ago. We had a few new Brownies start since then, so I had a fun weekend preparing for them. Unit 2, and my Guides, on the other hand, had a very quiet week. This was the view out of my front door on Friday morning: All the local … Continue reading Unicorns and Snow
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
Who doesn’t love unicorns? Our Brownies certainly do. And they love making things and doing arts and crafts. That’s why we now have a selection of these little beauties drying in the cupboard. In other news, Guides playing the Girlguiding edition of Monopoly can spark interesting conversations about Guiding properties, in particular ones we might like to visit… I see a trip to London in … Continue reading Unicorns!
In the Brownie Adventure book, there is an activity about who can help you with things. The activity as written is less exciting than it could be, so we adapted it slightly to make it more entertaining. The basic premise is, for each problem listed, decide who to call for help – should it be 999? We added some overly dramatic acting, including what the … Continue reading Who you gonna call?
All Brownies make a Promise when they join. In some units the Promise is recited every week, and in others it is only heard on special occasions. But in all units, it is important to talk about it occasionally, to make sure that it is understood. After all, what is the point in making a Promise if you don’t know what you are promising? How … Continue reading Promise Activities