Mascot Bear

My Camp Blanket used to hold my pin badges as well as my fabric ones, but it was a bit awkward for use at camp as an actual blanket. So I decided to invest in a mascot bear with a camp poncho for my pin badges. Turns out that there are lovely people on the internet who will make a leader uniform and camp blanket! Celtic offered me a spare bear but she turned out to be too small and I ended up buying a Build a Bear instead.

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The Guides have decided to name her Coco and she comes to Guides every week. The Bumblebees love her and normally end up with her in their patrol circle.

However, spare bear was still going spare so we decided to make her into a Rainbow Bear and gift her to the Rainbow Leader Mrs Whiskers. So I had a friend help me cut out a pattern and I sewed up a little red hoodie out of felt and added a rainbow badge to the back. Mrs Whiskers seemed really pleased 🙂

Happy World Thinking Day!

Hello Everyone, I hope you have had an amazing Thinking Day! Since I finally have a formal shirt, I wore it to work with my Promise badge and I also painted my nails to have Trefoils on.

Tonight the plan was to have an evening out of the meeting place in a local orchard and plant some daffodils for the Thinking Day theme of Grow. Sadly Storm Doris made things a bit more complicated. Branches had been falling all day and we didn’t deem it safe to go wandering around. So a small delegation went to plant the bulbs with Trinity and Windsor and the rest of us stayed in the hall and played Guiding Top Trumps.

It was written by Quoll who is at Pax Lodge this year as a volunteer and my Guides loved it! They have however decided they never want shirts or tunics as uniform.

We played a couple of games of Stalking in the dark with a torch until the planting delegation came back. Lots of running around screaming!

I had written a Thinking Day scavenger hunt, the plan was to have the answers hung on trees with Glow Sticks in the plastic pockets and send the Guides out with the question sheet and torches. We ended up running the hunt in the hall instead. They had a brilliant time and learnt some things about Guiding.

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Afterwards, they each got one of the Glow Sticks and put it on their right wrist and made the promise sign. It was our way of bringing the Guiding Light to our meeting. I did take a picture but sadly my phone decided to shut down and didn’t take the picture!2017-02-23-21-15-49

This is making me making the promise sign with a Glow stick on my wrist.

We finished the evening in the dark with the Glow Sticks singing Taps.

WAGGGS Card Games

Good thinking day activity

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As part of my work here at Pax Lodge, and my preparations for Thinking Day 2017 i have created two card packs that may be of use as a resource for different units.

They just needed to be printed in the size you would like them and either laminated or stuck onto a card backing.

World Centre Uno is a full “Uno” deck with reference to the 5 world centres.

WAGGGS Top Trumps  is based off the card game “Top Trumps” and has reference to 32 Member Organisations from all 5 regions – the instructions are included within the pack.

Obviously these are not officially branded sets – but made for program use within units.

Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions – all information is as up to date as it can be based off Trefoil Around the World and the WAGGGS Website.

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Arm Knitting – Brownies Can

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Brownie Meeting Ideas

For Key to I Can: Sewing Magic, we did aChunky Arm Knitted Cowl. It was 24 projects, 48 balls of yarn and 24 newbie knitters. Have a headache yet?

Take a big breath and I’ll tell you how we did it. Because it went pretty well.

Prepareone kit per Browniein advance (we needed 24).

  • Yarn – Bernat Chunky big 400g balls x 8 ($10 each). In a variety of colours divided into 48 66g balls (get a kitchen scale). We actually did 48 80g balls but it was too much.
  • Pop bottles to cast on to in advance.
  • Large Zip Bags

Cast on ten double stranded stitches (see video) onto your arm and transfer those stitches to a pop bottle — grip the spout and slide the stitches from the arm to the bottle.Put the bottle and two balls into the big zip bag. Repeat 23 more…

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