Half Term Holidays

It's been the half term holidays this week.  You would think that would mean that I've had a break from Guiding, wouldn't you? Sort of. I've not had any unit meetings - no children.  But I've not been idle. Lightning and I went to visit the site we're staying on for Brownie summer camp.  We're... Continue Reading →

Fun with food

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... Continue Reading →

A Pampering Fundraiser

As I may have mentioned, we're fundraising at the moment for a trip to Switzerland. We've done all sorts over the past year - a Cheese and Wine evening, a Pop-Up Restaurant, a Christmas Bazaar, and numerous cake sales and things running on the sides of other events. Last Wednesday was the latest in our... Continue Reading →


A couple of photos to reassure you that I'm still alive.  Bonus points to anyone who can name the places!                     

Breaking News

I passed my last exam! Plus side: no more studying every night. I can reliably say how much time I will have for the next three months.  Down side: all those things I've not been committing to because I didn't know how much time I will have? I have to actually make a decision on... Continue Reading →

Things I learned at Scout Camp

Everything in this post is true for Brownie camp too. Especially the first one! I don’t think I could survive camp without my thermal mug…

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Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre badge
It was our Scout Group camp this weekend. Sixty Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from Wakefield getting together at Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre near Sheffield for the weekend. Huge amount of fun, despite the torrential rain on Saturday!

A few things I learned whilst at Scout Camp:

Scout leaders run on tea
Tea is brilliant. Ok, we knew this already. But a nice hot mug of tea in the great outdoors which, and this is the important bit, someone else has made for you, is at least 25% more brilliant. True fact.

First rule of scout camp: Scout leaders (and their assistant adult helpers, ie. me) run on tea. If you see an adult without tea, then chances are high that they need some tea. Make them a brew. Bonus points if you can train a scout to do it.

Inspired by our scout leader, I got myself one of these:

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My week in random thoughts

Laughter is the best medicine Did you know that 20th March is International Day of Happiness? My Brownies celebrated this by having an evening dedicated to laughter.  We performed the "circle of giggles".  Everyone has to lie on the ground with their head on the stomach of their neighbour.  Then someone tells a joke.  If... Continue Reading →

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