4th Cambridge Brownies
|Who we are
|This term we
gained our Friend to Animals badge.
|26th April: Friend to
Animals and Brownie Scout letters
Initially we played the games Mother Hen and the Old Oak Tree. We then split into groups. The Eagles invented a game and wordsearch puzzle based on Endangered species. The Oaks made a web page about animals, and the Acorns played a game of animal charades. The Acorns also wrote letters to send to their American Brownie Scout pen-pals.
May: Swimming at
We had missed our usual meeting due to the Bank Holiday, so we went swimming at the end of the week instead. One of us managed to persuade a Guider to go down the flume - twice!
|10th May: Visit from
police dog handler
|17th May: Endangered
Species Games and Quiz
May: Animal craft
and web page
Initially we played Fishes and a game which used sign language. The Acorns and Oaks then made animal pictures. We all tried some glass painting, and the Kestrals made a web page about animals.
View the animal web page we made
June: Fair Trade
We looked at the fair trade logo and discussed what fair trade means. We then played 'unhappy families', chocolate palminism, and fair trade chocolate human noughts and crosses. At the end of the meeting we taste tested some fair trade chocolate.
June: Barbeque and
We cooked sausages, made a sitter and played games with water. In one of the games we spun a bucket of water over our heads and passed cups of water upside down without getting wet (well nearly). We also played a team game where we had to transfer water from one location to another using a teaspoon.
|19th June: Pleasurewood
We spent the day at the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park. We liked some of the rides so much we went on them twice. The shorter Brownies couldn't go on one ride without Panther - so she was forced to go on it. She felt very ill afterwards! For more information see our Trip section
June: Talent trees
and home safety games
We started the meeting by playing the game 'Pirates'. The Acorns then made talent trees using leaf rubbings. They did really well, producing very attractive pictures. The Oaks and Kestals made board games to teach younger children about home safety. It was a little bit sad this evening because we had to say goodbye to a helper. She finished the meeting by leading us in a game of 'One knee'.
June: Yoga and
We had a pow-wow to discuss a sponsored activity we are going to try in a fortnight and then enrolled one of our Brownies. We looked at past Olympic mascots and made badges to wear at our mini Olympics next week. For the rest of the meeting someone came to teach us Yoga. We all enjoyed ourselves and tried really hard to make the shapes (and the corresponding animal noises!). It was good fun.
July: Olympic Games
We got together with the Guides to hold our own Olympic Games. After an initial opening ceremony we played; Paralympic style Shotput (sitting down), Relay, Javelin (with plywood sticks), Goalball (well, sort of!), Discus (with paper plates), and a dressing up race. We finished the evening by presenting medals. The Leprechauns were the winning team. Well done to all who took part.
We were sponsored to complete 10 disability related challenges to help raise money for the charity SCOPE.
|19th July: 90th
After writing to our American pen-pals we celebrated the Brownies' 90th Birthday by playing party games and eating birthday cake. We said goodbye to two Brownies who have moved on to Guides - it will be very strange without them there next term!