Saturday, 6 October 2012

Bear times two

Good luck to all the Brownie leaders doing Bear's Bedtime tonight! Units all over our county (I think it's just our county?) are doing sleepovers simultaneously tonight - though how much simultaneous sleep there will be I do not know! Everyone is to take a teddy, hence the Bear's Bedtime.

We aren't taking part as we had camp two weekends ago and we had a sleepover already booked for our new girls coming up quite soon, there's only so much time we can give up, out of the five current leaders, we have 10 kids between us and only two of those are actually Brownies (though another three are involved as YL and Brownie Helpers). We need to spend SOME time with the rest of our families! Having said that, one leader and her Brownie are helping out another unit by going on their sleepover so we do have two representatives.

You may notice I said current leaders? One of our leaders actually left us this week, she had said she was going to leave, but the decision to go quite so quickly was a surprise. She's been with us 5 years - you can trace her time back with us on this blog! - so it will be strange without her. We actually have someone else who came on camp, is coming on the upcoming sleepover and wants to be more involved, so without putting too much pressure on her, I think the team will be just fine.

You may also notice I said Bear times two? That's not because we have two taking part in the Bear event, but because there are two Bear events today, Scouts all over the Midlands and Wales have been running camps and events this weekend and their chief scout Bear Grylls has been popping in to see them. A total of 4,200 took part in an event locally, and my Cub son was one of them. He popped a notebook into his lunchbag and was certain he'd be able to ask for an autograph...I warned him there were thousands there and it wouldn't happen...and back he came with the autograph! I don't think many Scouts had been quite as prepared as him, he said some of his fellow Cubs got a handshake but he was the only one from his pack that got an autograph.

So it's a Bear weekend all round!


gillibob said...

Our unit was at The Big Gig, but wouldn't have minded if Bear Grylls had popped up.

Kelloggs Ville said...

Good on him! I've officially retired as a Brownie Guider now too. I hope my hole is filled as quickly, it's a dreadful guilty feeling moving on.

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