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
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
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
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