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 →

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 →

Legoland

Look at this.  Not even four weeks in to the Year of the Volunteer challenge, and already I'm behind on blogging.  In my defence, it's because I've been very busy with Guiding things! At the start of April, my Guides and I went on a trip with some of our friends. A lot of our... 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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