Brownie Holidays

Daffodil has completed the Going Away Scheme qualification and is therefore qualified to organise and run Brownie Holidays; so we aim to go away twice a year around Spring and Autumn time 🙂 Our last Brownie holiday was in June 2019 – to see what we got up to check out our Parva House blog here.  Our next Brownie holiday dates are:

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March 2020 – Parva House
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020 – Seagull House

March 2020 – Parva House

We are returning to Parva House in March 2020:

Drop off: 6 – 6.30pm on Friday 27th March
Pick up:  11.15 – 11.30am on Sunday 29th March

Theme: We’ve decided to leave full-on themed holidays for when we go to Seagull House as that better suits the facilities there.  For Parva House, it will be a more relaxing weekend with emphasis on messy craft (painting, modelling) , messy play (experiments), messy cooking and of course, lots of fun games and activities.  We will complete the Messy Challenge and Brownie Painting Interest badges.

: £35
Deposit of £15 to be paid online here by Monday 6th January.
Final balance of £20 to be paid online by Monday 13th January.
Sign-up – limited to 18 for whole weekend plus 6 for day visit only

Confirmed places: Amelia W, Aurora, Chloe, Eloise, Esmee, Kitty, Lilly, Monty, Ned, Paige, Roger, Sophie S & Trevor (13)
Day Visitors only: Ellie T & Isla J

Packing List

  • Pillowcase, t-shirt, vest or similar for tie dying.  Must be 100% cotton and plain.
  • Alternative face mask if unable to use home-made (yoghurt, honey, cocoa)
  • Sleeping bag in sleeping bag carrier
  • Teddy bear or other night comforter
  • Camp blanket/poncho (if owned)
  • Pillow in pillow case
  • PJs & slippers (hand carry slippers as outside shoes not permitted in the building)
  • Baseball cap/sun hat/warm hat for garden
  • 2 x Underwear & socks
  • 2 x T-shirts & jumpers (wear one, pack one)*
  • 2 x Trousers/leggings (wear one, pack one)*

* Brownie uniform is not required for whole weekend; arrive in uniform which they will wear on Saturday ; own clothes for Sunday.

  • Trainers.
  • Wash bag containing toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, flannel, soap etc.
  • Extra flannel to wash off mud face mask
  • Carrier bag for dirty underwear
  • Hand towel for washing
  • Hairband, bobbles etc. as shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back
  • Sun cream and lip balm
  • Torch – check it works before leaving
  • Plastic refillable drinks bottle (with name/initials on)
  • One tea-towel (named if possible or at least easily identifiable!)
  • Pocket money for Parva House tuck shop (£3 max – loose coins, no notes).

Based on the food preferences surveys completed (on payment of deposit), our menu is as follows:
Friday Supper –  Hot Chocolate or Squash with a small snack
Saturday Breakfast – cereals, toast, jam & chocolate spread served with fruit juice
Saturday Lunch – sandwiches as picked, yoghurt, biscuit, piece of fruit and bag of crisps
Saturday Dinner – chicken/sausage roast with roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy
Saturday Supper – Hot Chocolate or Squash with a small snack
Sunday Breakfast – same as Saturday.

September 2020 – Seagull House
We are returning to Seagull House for our annual Autumn term weekend.  A 2-night, full board adventure.

When: Drop off: 7pm on Friday 18th Sept / Pick up: 1200noon on Sunday 20th Sept
Theme – Seaside – Challenge badge tbc.
Cost – round £30-£40 (depending on available funds)
Sign-up – sign up and forms will start Easter 2020.