We like to have each of our patrols run a meeting once a year and first up this year was the Poppies. They are our baby patrol and I had sat with them last week and they decided on a Harry Potter theme. I was very excited, I love Harry Potter and they were just as keen. They asked for people to dress up if they could and I offered a prize to anyone who did. Here is me in my college gown with Fleur Delacour’s wand (Uniform on underneath).
One of our old Guides, Ariel, who has moved up to Senior Section, joined us last night as the Senior Section was away to Jump Boxx and she had hurt her back. So we let her be our young leader for the evening. TSS aren’t strictly allowed to be YL’s with the Guide Section until they have been away a year, however I’m worried that we are going to lose Ariel, her friends aren’t in TSS yet and she is feeling lonely. Acting as our young leader for the evening, she did a brilliant job, she helped so much and had fun. It might be worth waving the rule.
This week the Poppies came straight in and after a bit of faff got going and started with a sorting ceremony. We got sorted into our houses, I was in Gryffindor, I normally associate myself with Ravenclaw but was willing to play along and our first activity was a quiz. My house was happy to have me! I think I know far too much about Harry Potter, 18.5/19 in the quiz.
Next they adapted Ninja and Splat to use Harry Potter Spells and had everyone up on their feet and joining in.
To end the evening, we had a feast in the Great Hall, they had made Butterbeer cupcakes, strawberry lace broomsticks, marshmallow cauldrons and chocolate spiders.
I don’t think I have ever been as proud of my Guides as I was this week. They had put in so much effort and I had a lot of fun. I was actually teary when I made it home.
I did have to tell them that I’m moving to England at the end of November, I finally got a new job and found a house and a new Guide unit. I will miss my Guides though.