Monday, 27 October 2014

Badge stash

The consequence of working on Midlands Art Explosion badge all term?
Quite a lot of badges to give out at Christmas! We've ordered them now, and indeed the Go Global ones are for next February but we know how many girls are going to that event already so we ordered them at the same time.

Everyone gets the middle badge, and depending on what they take part in, one or more of the four badges around it. Here's how they will look for the girls who get all five. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

No elephant left behind

Despite the drizzly weather last night, our Brownies did their elephant trail and managed to reclaim every elephant - though one was very hard to find and took several search parties on a recon mission to track it down.

At the end we were left with just one elephant, pictured, which was happily reunited with its Brownie this morning as that Brownie had missed the meeting.

We continue with Midlands Art Explosion after half term with some poems and edible campfires. We'll have a busy few weeks in the run up to Christmas with that, Children in Need, no cook cooking, another Brownie Adventures night and the reindeer challenge. Not to mention Midlands Mega Day, Remembrance Sunday and Breakfast with Santa!

Friday, 10 October 2014

A packed fortnight

It's been a busy fortnight:

Last week's Brownies was badge-testing night, we encourage the girls to bring in their work once a term because we were finding it too hard to fit in alongside other meetings. While we test most badges, we also accept signatures from instructors for badges such as Dancer, Swimmer or Musician so between the badges two leaders and one young leader tested and the pre-signed off badges, the girls had passed more than 30 among them!

While we tested, pulling girls out as it was their turn, the other leaders ran a line dance lottery - you haven't lived till you've seen 25 girls line dance to Dolly Parton!

This week's meeting was customising old clothes then having a fashion show in front of the parents. It was a lot of fun, every girl enjoyed herself in a different way as there was much stitching, knotting, cutting and sticking plus plenty of fabric pens! We had to leave time for clearing up and for the fashion show, we could easily have spent two hours just working on the clothes, so one to remember for another time!

In between there was a sleepover for the girls who have joined in the last year, and the sixers. They had a lot of fun, with blue and pink mashed potato, crafts and games. All the girls did really well so they will all be able to join the camp we are planning for the summer months.

It's always busy here!
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