I have set a reminder all week to re-start the blog, it is now Thursday and I am just making a start! Sorry!
I’ll start with the Rainbows. We welcomed a new Rainbow to the unit to start her adventure!
Until the February break we are doing our Stage 1 Innovate Skill Builder!
We started off with learning about Robots and how they need instructions.We have also made up music with the noises on our bodies and made dragon puppets. This week we will be doing science experiments.
Now onto the Brownies! We have started with the Network Skill Builders Stages 2 and 3!
Stage 2 have been learning how to work in teams and what makes a good friend. Stage 3 have been learning about how to deal with bullying, good and bad responses and drawing a picture being described by their partner without them seeing
Also with the Brownies we completed a Girlguiding Strategy activity, feeding back what we like about Brownies onto Cecil the snake!
Some other things going on at the unit:
We have been chosen for Tescos bags for help scheme at our local tesco! We will be using the money to get resources of the new programme for all the girls in the unit!
On 19th January, we will be joining other guiding members around the country for the Girlguiding only screening of the new Mary Poppins Returns movie! We will have 23 girls representing us from the unit! Afterwards, we will get this lovely commemorative badge!
I’m back! But briefly!
We have been so busy that we couldn’t post our usual blog. I will post more details but:
Our rainbows have been working on their feel good skill builder
Our brownies have been working on their camp skill builders
The last few weeks at rainbows we have been completing our gardening badge!
First week we played a flower and bug game using flowers we coloured in and done leaf rubbings!
Last week we made bird feeders using pine cones, bird seed and lard! We took them home to hang up to feed the birds in our gardens
This week we planted some dahlias to take home and grow over the next few weeks🌸
This week at rainbows and brownies and we started our challenge badges
For the rainbows it was the gardening badge!
We decorated flowers to play a bug game and we went outside to collect leaves. When we brought them in, we made leaf rubbings!
For the brownies we began our cupcake challenge. We decorated cupcakes in a relay race and played a new game from the programme called “fox, frog, flea”
During the summer holidays, Girlguiding released their new programme for every section! The biggest changes being the new Rangers section and interest badges for Rainbows. Brown Owl is very excited to start the new programme. Here are the themes and some of the badges girls can earn! (Round ones for Rainbows, Diamond ones for Brownies)
Know Myself-Girls explore emotions and learn about themselves.
Express Myself-Girls develop their creativity in all sorts of ways.
Take Action-Girls build skills to make a positive difference
Be Well-Girls learn how to stay healthy and how to help others when they’re hurt.
Have Adventures-Girls have the chance to overcome fears, try new activities and learn survival skills
Skills for my Future-Girls investigate what they might like to do in the future
This week at Brownies we completed our Healthy Heart badge!
We had been excited to make smoothies all week and the day finally arrived!
First of all, we started off with the Active part of our badge!
We got ourselves into teams and had a relay across the hall. On the other side was a bit of paper where we each had to write a sport that keeps you active!
Then we thought about how we keep our bodies healthy. We each made posters about food that are good and bad for our heart!
Then, finally, we moved onto the smoothies. We got into different pairs and each chose a number from the bag. Each number corresponded with a plate of fruit, so everyone tried something different! We chopped up the fruit and chose how much of each we put in. Once we had done this we got to choose which juice we would like with our smoothies, orange or apple! The leaders added this to the blenders but the girls pushed the button to blend it up and decided when they thought they were done. Some were nicer tasting than others but we all gave them a go!
By the time we tidied up it was time to go home! But not before our leaving Brownies decided on the theme for next weeks party! The theme is food and we will be visiting the park!
This week was our last stop on our Global Adventure badge travels! We decided to stay put in Scotland and make some paper kilts! We folded up the paper like a fan and coloured it in with the colours we chose! (Not one kilt looked the same, they were all fab!)
Next week we will be having an Emoji themed party for one of our Rainbows leaving party!