Monday 5 July – Last Zoom?

It was Group 2’s turn this week to celebrate the 2000s and even more exciting was the very real possibility that this would be our last ever Zoom session!  Weather permitting, we will be meeting together as a Unit for the first time in nearly 18 months (with the exception of our one-off outdoor meet & greet in September 2020) for 3 outdoor meetings over the coming weeks. We can’t wait!

Although there were some devastating events in the 2000s: the 9/11 terror attacks and the start of the Iraq war there were also many highlights: in 2001 the first Harry Potter movie came out, 2008 saw the first black President of the United States and the iPod was released in 2004. Many people sadly lost their lives and peace was shattered across the world so for two of our challenges this week we made the international symbol for peace – the dove.

The first dove was a lovely flying paper one which we made together on zoom.  It was pretty easy to make so we also played a special edition of Harry Potter Would You Rather at the same time. We had time to a couple of game fillers too – virtual hide & seek plus the generation game with Bluebell passing 10 random items in front of the screen; the Brownies then had one minute to remember as many as possible.  They did really well!  During break, the Brownies made another peace dove; this one was on a fold-able heart with a peace message written inside.

The first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone so the second half of our meeting was dedicated to all things Harry Potter (HP).  Those who had them dressed up in their HP costumes, we showed off our wands, cloaks and other HP memorabilia. We played HP bingo, Would You Rather and Hang Man.  As it was our last zoom session, we asked the Brownies to pick their favourite zoom games so we played battleships, scavenger hunt and also Drawing Without Seeing.

That’s it for now – fingers crossed it doesn’t rain too heavily next week and we can meet outside for our very special sports night run by Snowdrop. Daffodil will send out a separate email with all the details later this week, see our weekly newsletter also for updates.

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