In the Brownie Adventure book, there is an activity about who can help you with things. The activity as written is less exciting than it could be, so we adapted it slightly to make it more entertaining. The basic premise is, for each problem listed, decide who to call for help – should it be 999? We added some overly dramatic acting, including what the … Continue reading Who you gonna call?
All Brownies make a Promise when they join. In some units the Promise is recited every week, and in others it is only heard on special occasions. But in all units, it is important to talk about it occasionally, to make sure that it is understood. After all, what is the point in making a Promise if you don’t know what you are promising? How … Continue reading Promise Activities
This week at Brownies was mostly about planning. And playing games, but there was a lot of planning went on. Lightning saw this idea somewhere and thought we should try it, and it worked well. The Brownies wrote out the letters of the alphabet (“preferably in the usual order”), and then tried to think of an activity they wanted to do for each letter. Some … Continue reading Planning
We went on our annual theatre trip yesterday. Three Brownie units together, we had around 40 people, so we took over quite a sizeable block of seating. This year’s Christmas production was “The Little Match Girl and other happier tales“. I dispute the title – very few of the tales were happy in any way. For those who don’t know, the Little Match Girl is … Continue reading The Little Match Girl
For my last challenge for the Year of the Volunteer badge, I wrote a poem. The challenge is supposed to take 2 hours, and it may not seem like this is long enough to have taken that long, but it did. Mostly because I tried to adhere to all of the rules on haiku – cutting words, seasonal references and so on, and also to … Continue reading Haiku
For the last Brownie meeting of term, we had all three of our local units joined together, for a Christmas Crafts extravaganza! Christmas jumpers and hats were the order of the day, of course. It’s good to get the Brownies together like this – reminds them that they are part of something larger. Plus, it’s fun! Merry Christmas to one and all! Advertisements Continue reading End of term parties
At the end of the summer term, I took my Brownies to Crazy Climb. We had a few spare places so we offered them out to the other unit – and this term they returned the favour. So I got to go Crazy Climbing again. Twice, because I stayed for Guides too. Excellent fun! Advertisements Continue reading Crazy Climb Again!