4th Cambridge Brownies
|Who we are
|This term we
gained the World Guiding
and the Brownie Traditions badges.
|12th January: Games in
our new sixes
friends with Junior
Girl Scouts in California
We recieved some letters, postcards, stickers, badges and pencils from a Junior Girl Scout Troop in California. The older Brownies replied to these letters, and the younger Brownies wrote introductory letters which we hope will find their way to Brownie Girl Scouts. During the meeting we also made Thinking Day cards and played the game 'shops' with an American twist.
January: We celebrated
We invited someone who had been to Australia to come and talk about the country and show us some artefacts. We played a game based on Australian animals and tried playing a digeridoo. We listened to some Australian Aboriginal music and made a display about Australia and Australian Guiding.
February: We solved a
We played the role of detectives hunting for a pretend murderer. We interviewed and took the finger prints of suspects, searched though evidence including the diary of the victim and the crime scene, listened to an answer phone message left at the victim's house and watched security footage of one of the suspects arguing with the victim. At the end, two of the three teams managed to accuse the correct person. (And to be fair - the person the other team accused was acting very suspiciously!)
February: We tried
dance styles from different countries
We started with a dance from Greece which got faster and faster. We then tried some raqs sharqi from the Middle East, and Bollywood style dancing from India. At the end of the meeting we sampled sweets from each country. We all liked one of the Indian sweets, but none of us liked the Greek halva!
|23rd February: Mardi
Gras themed district Thinking Day
We decorated our float with an Ancient Greek theme. We made masks and bracelets, decorated biscuits and hunted for the "baby King" in messy tubs. We also tried New Orleans King Cake and drank some Mardi Gras punch.
|1st March: Chinese
themed evening with added chips
After an initial game we made shrinkle pendants with our Chinese Year of birth. We then tried eating rice and chips with chopsticks. At the end of the meeting our older Brownies discussed what they need to do for the meeting they are organising whilst everyone else learnt a singing game called Cookie Jar.
March: Sweet making
After some initial games we made peppermint and strawberry creams, coconut ice, chocolate truffles and marzipan/fondant fruits. When making the marzipan fruits we got rather a lot of food colouring on our fingers - it was all a bit messy! The chocolate truffles were really yummy.
March: Frogs - a
meeting run by our older Brownies
Three of our older Brownies planned and ran the entire evening. We started with a team game in which we had to move a paper frog across the room using a folded up piece of paper. We then looked at some real frogs and newts that one of our parent's kindly brought in. After that we made posters and origami frogs. We finished with a frog themed observation quiz.
March: A Brownie
meeting from the past
April: A Tudor
themed banquet party
We dressed up as Tudors, played a 'Wars of the Roses' team game, tried two Tudor dances and played skittles. We also acted the part of court jesters and enjoyed a great feast. Two Brownies were rewarded with prizes for their good behaviour and Brownie spirit over the term.
|Easter Holidays: Pirate
We made pirate hats, pirate bandanas, pirate fridge magnets, parrot finger puppets and knotted ships. We searched for medallions, solved a puzzle and played lots of games to test our pirate skills. To find out more look in our Holiday section.