Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Why?

After a bit of nudging, I've decided to start this blog. I have a Brownie pack of between 20 and 24 girls, in England, and we have a pretty adventurous time. We like to offer the girls as many great experiences as we can, and we get to come along for the ride.

In the last three years we've been to the Girlguiding Day at Legoland, Thinking Day service at Coventry Cathedral, stayed overnight at two local venues, stayed overnight at Pax Lodge and Baden Powell House, been to Girlguiding HQ, seen the Changing of the Guard from inside the gates of Buckingham Palace, been on the London Eye, raised money for the World Wildlife Fund, our local Air Ambulance and Guiding in Russia, among others.

Our girls have taken lots of badges as individuals and as a pack, including lots of the Girlguiding UK interest badges, Canada's All About Canada badge, some American Try-Its and most of the girls who have been in the pack for over a year are very proud to have completed the Midlands International Challenge.

My plan is to post a note after most meetings and trips/events, to let people see what we get up to. I'll do it after the event, to protect the privacy of my girls. I run the pack in conjunction with two Assistant Guiders and a Unit Helper, and we are very close to our sister Guide Unit, and often run trips and events involving both sections, which seems to help recruitment and keeping girls, as both units are usually full.

Oh and before I go, our latest trip was to London (what a surprise!) to meet JK Rowling the night the last Harry Potter book came out. Did you see Brownies on the TV at the midnight signing session? There were only two packs there so the chances are, you saw us!

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