One of my Brownie units finished last week, and we used the time slot for the parents meeting for summer camp. Parents meetings are important, if only to impress on the parents that we do have a reason for writing the kit list, and it’s not just for our own fun! The other Brownie unit and my Guides were all suffering from end-of-term-itis. It’s a … Continue reading End-of-term-itis
Not just any old climbing trip, oh no. This is Crazy Climbing! Continue reading Crazy Climb!
We’ve been testing new resources this week. Some of them went down better than others. Continue reading Testing, testing…
This week we have been making things. Volcanoes – vinegar and baking soda for the explosion, with the base made out of air-dry clay. It was hot, so we went outside – which had the added benefit of the inevitable spillage of vinegar not causing the hall to smell. We ran out of time for making them actually explode (by putting the lids on the pots), … Continue reading Exploding and burning
This week has involved two exciting Brownie events. Unit 1 had an evening at a local campsite that we use a lot. We played parachute games and made s’mores on our campfire. Around the campfire we discussed how we could make s’mores more exciting (as if they needed to be!), and I think we’ll be trying a few of the suggestions on summer camp! At … Continue reading Campfires and Dogs
I have had a food-based Guiding week this week. The Adventure group (7 year old Brownies) in one unit chose to celebrate Rosh Hashanah by making honey cake and sharing it with the rest of the unit. It came out a bit flat, but it tasted fine, and nobody seemed bothered by the shape. My other Brownies were a little thin on the ground, as … Continue reading Fun with food
On Friday I got to experience two different ways of making pizza. My Brownies and Guides are both doing a lot of cooking this term, and Friday was designated Pizza Day. The Brownies made pitta pizza – use a pitta bread as the base, pile high with toppings, and cook. Simple, yet effective, and allows for a lot of creativity on arranging the toppings. The … Continue reading Pizza Based Evening