The next two weeks were out of the meeting place, we are completing the Anglia outdoor challenge and really enjoying ourselves, mostly the weather has held.
The first week we had a Penny Hike, my first one ever! I was so excited to finally go on one. We had 3 leaders, 2 Young Leaders and 4 Patrols, so our Young Leaders took the eldest patrol and each of the leaders went with one of the others.
My patrol has mostly Guide who have just moved up so I was keen to get them independent and tried to let them lead as much as possible, just keeping them out of private property and reminding them to flip the coin.
We ended up having a lovely walk, although we got stuck going in circles in the chalk pit for a while. Finished up in the play park for 5 minutes where I found the young leaders and the caterpillars 🙂
From land to water, the following week was at our local campsite’s outdoor pool. I think it was a first for some of our Guides and it was a bit chilly but half of them really got into it. All of them tried but some of them had to be sent to get changed early. They weren’t moving around enough.
Windsor taught them some live saving and water safety and then they started jumping in and playing with blow up balls. A few had to be persuaded to get out at the end!
We finished up with hot chocolate and biscuits and singing Taps outside. I love singing Taps outside, it always feels connected to the world around you.