Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update

This week, I’ve made some progress towards the year of the volunteer challenge. Specifically, I’ve had a go at Yoga, one of the Active “try it” challenges. One of the yoga centres in Bristol has recently changed management and they were having a week of free trial sessions.  As I was intending to try it... Continue Reading →

A Fair Trade Tea Party

One of the challenges my Brownies chose for the Big Brownie Birthday Challenge Badge was to hold a Fair Trade Tea Party. We had several objectives: raise awareness of Fair Trade raise some money for the Fair Trade Foundation have fun! The girls decorated coasters to sell, and I spent some time finding a picture... Continue Reading →

The Brownie Code of Conduct

As part of the Big Brownie Birthday Challenge Badge, our girls have been writing Codes of Conduct in their Sixes. Some of them are more entertaining than others. Before we began, we discussed what a Code of Conduct is, and what sort of things they might like to put in one.  I gave a couple... Continue Reading →

A few random activities

Over the past few weeks we've done a variety of things at Brownies.  Here are a few highlights: Bunting is so last season, dahling. Paper chains are where it's at! We made a special secret surprise for Seahorse, who has had a few weeks off for a honeymoon. For obvious reasons I'm not showing a... Continue Reading →

Good Guiding Parent Badge

Do your parents irritate you? Not your own parents, that is, but the parents of your Rainbows, Brownies, or Guides.  Do they consistently fail to read their emails or letters, fill in forms correctly, or tell you in advance when their daughter is going to the school disco instead of your unit meeting?  When you... Continue Reading →

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