During an average meeting we will play a game (we try to play games that involve a lot of running around as it tyres them out and they are quieter the rest of the meeting!), we then do an activity such as making something the girls can take home or working towards gaining an interest badge. We then play another (generally quieter) game or do some singing before sending the girls off home. We try to make every meeting fun and different and the girls seem to really love it.
I also have a lot of fun taking the brownies on holiday. Every august we take around 15 girls away for a week to a small town about 45 minuets away. This is far enough that many of the girls have never been before and it is a real holiday but close enough that parents can reach us in an emergency. During pack holiday the girls all have chores to do and are expected to help with the cooking and the washing up. We also have fun doing activities (such as the annual water fight) and days out.
me in a dinosaur egg on a day out with the
Next march Tilly will turn 7 and that means that she can start as a brownie (although she has attended a few meeting where we were unable to get childcare) and I hope that she has as much fun as I did as a brownie.
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