Monday, 7 November 2016

Girlguiding County Day

As you may know I am a Brownie leader at the weekend I was lucky enough to attend a Girlguiding county training day. This is an annual event for the leaders of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the Senior section. Where we are able to attend sessions on a variety of subjects including working our computer systems, doing the finances for a pack and gaining inspiration to add more variety to your meetings. This was the first year that I attended so I thought I would write about how I got on.

We arrived bright and early and was able to sit and chat with other leaders before heading to the welcome meeting. The first session that I then attended was called good guiding is being adventurous. This gave me many ideas on how to make my Brownie meetings more fun and adventurous. I now have many new ideas for next years pack holiday (I mean who doesn't want to play a game of giant hungry hippos using small children, nets, skateboards and a lot of small balls!).

During the afternoon I did a session on crafts where I was able to have a go at making some new craft ideas. I had a bag to decorate but as I didn't know what to do on it, I decided to make a promise bag for my pack. We are always loosing our props for our promise celebrations so this bag will hopefully keep everything together. As you can probably tell from my previous posts, my drawing skills are abysmal! So I was incredibly proud of my drawing of the Brownie Trefoil, it isn't perfect but its obvious what it is and I can say I drew it myself.

My favourite part of the day was the lunch break as there were many stalls selling uniform and other Girlguiding bits. I was able to buy some badges for my camp blanket. I got some badges that have only recently come out and some that I didn't think that I would get hold of because they have been discontinued but I needed them to finish the set. So I was happy but now I will be sewing continuously for the next few months!

To finish off the day we enjoyed some cake and listened to an inspirational speech from the Chief Guide. We then received a badge as a thank you for attending.

Overall it was a fab day. I have so much fun and gained so many new ideas to improve my Brownie pack and will keep you updated on anything we do.

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