This week I had a brief panic at the start of Brownies. You see, one of them wanted to tell me about how excited she was that this year she was taking part in Ramadan. Our evening plan involved quite a lot of food based activities. It hadn’t even occurred to me that she might be fasting, because she’s quite young still – fasting is … Continue reading Food is Fun
Our Brownies this week learnt how to bandage wounds. Some took it more seriously than others! My Guides were a delight this week, they showed some excellent teamwork (I should hope so, since they’re working on the Teamwork GFI), and did some good prep for next week’s activity. And on Saturday, I had a lovely day manning a first aid post for the Bristol Monopoly … Continue reading More First Aid
Last weekend I took my entire Guide unit – all of the leaders and all of the children – to London. That is actually less impressive than it sounds, since my unit is currently only 6 Guides. But still, we managed to get them all free on the same day. We wanted to visit Pax Lodge, but then we started to think what else we … Continue reading Pax Lodge!
Who doesn’t love unicorns? Our Brownies certainly do. And they love making things and doing arts and crafts. That’s why we now have a selection of these little beauties drying in the cupboard. In other news, Guides playing the Girlguiding edition of Monopoly can spark interesting conversations about Guiding properties, in particular ones we might like to visit… I see a trip to London in … Continue reading Unicorns!
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! Continue reading Crazy Climb Again!
Which means we held our annual Christmas Bazaar! We had Santa: Played very ably by one of the Scout leaders, because the real Santa is too busy at this time of year to help us out. We had cake: and turkey: And we even had a few customers. An excellent time was had by all, and we even made a good bit of profit to … Continue reading Christmas is coming
If you know me, you know I like to burn things. My Brownies and Guides don’t have much in the way of outside space that we’re allowed to set fire to, so this has been a problem. No more, though – I’ve bought a new toy. It’s a foldable fire pit. Here we are putting it to good use: And in case you’re wondering what’s … Continue reading Fire and Food