Exploding and burning

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... Continue Reading →

Pizza Based Evening

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... Continue Reading →

If you want something doing…

The traditional end to that sentence is, of course, "do it yourself".  But I would like to suggest an alternative ending. If you want something doing, make it fun and employ child labour. This, I suspect, will come as no shock to anyone who has children and has ever needed them to tidy up after... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Summer Term at Guides

The Guides, as we always do, started the term with four weeks of running Go For It! badges in their patrols. One group did Life Wise, which had them cooking a meal - they had spag bol, and they were kind enough to let the leaders try some too. They also went to the park... Continue Reading →

Spring Term at Guides

Third and final "spring term" post - for the Guides this time. We started the spring term with Go For It! badge work.  The girls planned out their activities and ran the weeks themselves.  The only help they needed was someone to go with them when they went on a penny hike. Very relaxing! I... Continue Reading →

Bowling with Guides

Our Division has a regular Guide bowling competition.  This year was the first year I've attended one. We've got eight Guide units, and each one brought two or three teams, so you can imagine we pretty much packed the place out! Unfortunately our teams had a problem with the lane computer, so we were a... Continue Reading →

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