I’m a little behind, but I guess that just means I have something to talk about over Christmas. We had a week where my Brownies were mostly making things. Unit 1 tried out one of the new taster resources that Girlguiding sent out a while ago. Odd Socks is about making sock puppets. After they had made their puppets, they all decided on a name … Continue reading Making Things
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
It’s been a little while since I posted, and I’ve done a lot. We had a photo presentation evening to show the Guides and parents what we got up to in Switzerland. Not many parents came, but I think the Guides appreciated it. Our Brownie plan for one week was rained off, so I thought quickly and decided to teach the girls some self defence. … Continue reading A bit of a catch up
My Brownies were on fine form for their first evening back. Full of enthusiasm, just the way I like them! As they were gathering, I had some tangram puzzles laid out for them to do. I was watching the recent BBC programme about gender differences in children and it was an idea that stuck with me. The programme was about an experiment where they tried … Continue reading First night back
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…