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 →

Campfires and Dogs

This week has involved two exciting Brownie events. Unit 1 had an evening at a local campsite that we use a lot.  We played parachute games and made s'mores on our campfire. Around the campfire we discussed how we could make s'mores more exciting (as if they needed to be!), and I think we'll be... 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 →

The glamorous side of being a Leader

Being a leader in Girlguiding isn't all trips and holidays, despite what my blog has said over the past few weeks. I've been using the Easter holidays to catch up on a few things. Like accounts, and tidying the cupboard. I love our cupboard space. Compared to what some units have, it's positively enormous. On... Continue Reading →

Brownie Holiday at Easter

The three Brownie units in my area often go on holiday together, and this Easter was no exception. We had an indoor holiday - on an Easter theme, of course.  Mostly we were working on the Spring "Rik Bear" challenge.  Aren't they cute? The 24 Brownies we took all had a wonderful time, and considering... Continue Reading →

Special Design

Yesterday at Brownies we tried out "Special Design", the activity on page 49 of the Brownie Adventure.     Essentially, the activity involves sticking string to a piece of card and using it as a stamp to create a repeating pattern.  You're supposed to use it as wrapping paper to give a gift, which is why... 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 →

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