Brownies at Home!

Welcome to Brownies at Home page, set up specifically so our Brownies can keep in touch during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Daffodil has created a Brownies At Home programme for Brownies to work through various challenge badges and Brownie Interest Badges during the Summer Holidays and beyond!  Below are lots of activities to download and links to other sites providing even more activities!  For those activities with badges, send Daffodil evidence of completion and she will order the badges (for our Brownies only though!).  Stay tuned for updates as and when they occur.

1st Waddington Brownies – Summer Holidays Challenge Badge

Unlike previous years, we won’t continue to meet over the summer holidays in 2021; our volunteering team need a well-earned break after a very difficult 18 months ensuring the survival of our Unit. However, Daffodil will keep in touch via our weekly newsletters and our website will be updated regularly with activities the girls can do at home.  We are challenging the Brownies to complete the Birds of the World challenge badge – we have them in stock and will award them to Brownies who complete the 5 parts of the badge.  A challenge will go out each week via the newsletter and will be posted in our private Summer Holidays Badges – Parents Group on Facebook.

Girlguiding Lincolnshire –  Lincoln Imp Trail

This Summer the Lincoln Imp Trail is taking place in Lincoln City Centre from 3 July to 9 September 2021. There will be 30 decorated Imps, including our own Girlguiding Imp, scattered around the City Centre and a trail to follow in order to see all 30.   Girlguiding Lincolnshire North and South have joined together in the sponsorship of the Imp and are keen to utilise the Imp to promote Guiding throughout the County.  Once the costs associated with the purchase of the Imp Trail Badges are covered any surplus will be donated to St Barnabas Hospice – the Imp Trail official charity.  Daffodil will order badges for our Unit Brownies who complete the following by 30 August:

1.  Complete the Lincoln Imp Trial.
2. Take a photo next to the Girlguiding Imp (bonus if in uniform!).
3. Share your photo on social media using the #lincsguidingimptrail.
4. There are 30 Imps to find – send Daffodil photos of at least 10 different ones (including the first & last) PLUS the Girlguiding Imp as proof you have completed the Trial.  Alternatively, post them in our private Summer Holidays Badges – Parents Group on Facebook.

1st Waddington Brownies – Interest Badge Boredom Buster Challenge

What a good time to complete some interest badges!  These are also an essential element of the programme and girls need to complete one per theme in order to receive their theme awards and subsequent bronze/silver/gold awards.

We’ve created a programme covering all 18 Interest badges for Brownies to follow if they don’t have a badge book.  The programme also includes 15 other fun activities to do for those who don’t want to complete the badges.   Badges awarded for completing 3 matching coloured boxes (not white boxes) on one page.  There is more detail in the Badge books and we do recommend them.   We have a small supply of badge books for sale at half price £3.50 with a free bookmark thrown in.  Email Daffodil to order one.  Download our Brownie Interest Badge Boredom Buster here.

Girlguiding Anglia – Fiesta Fun

We can hardly contain the excitement…it’s our 50th birthday year and Fiesta Fun has finally arrived! The event will took place on 17 – 18 July but don’t worry if you missed it, feel free to schedule the fun for another date. Over the weekend you can follow along with a whole series of activities with our downloadable event pack. The event pack will help guide you through all of the exciting activities and challenges Fiesta Fun has in store, with useful links to interactive content on our YouTube channel. Fiesta Fun will include all sorts of cool crafts and activities to choose from – everything from making you own carnival masks, whipping up some party snacks, getting your boogie on, plus an amazing opportunity to join out Chief Commissioner Tracy Foster in a sunrise promise renewal. More details, how to register the and fun pack information can be found here.

Girlguiding Anglia – Amazzzing Anglia Birthday: Sat 27 Nov

Save the date – Amazzzing Anglia Birthday
What: virtual event
Where: online
When: 27 November 2021

Girlguiding: Activity a Day / Monthly Challenges

Girlguiding have launched their #AdventuresAtHome programme and are publishing an Activity a Day which girls are welcome to try.  Find them on their Facebook page here.

Girlguiding have also added an #Adventures at Home page to their website here which is full of official programme resources Brownies can complete at home.

Their Monthly Challenge and activities are also on their website here.

Brownies at Home Pow Wow

Once a term we usually have a pow-wow to share and suggest ideas for the next few terms.  Our termly pow-wow has sadly had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 but Daffodil would still like to hear what the Brownies would like to do!

Daffodil is now working on next year’s programme – both the F2F and virtual meetings plus end of term trips so this is your chance to have your say.

The “My Ideas” form is here Complete and email to Daffodil so she can includes as many ideas as possible.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, just write them down in an email and we will try to incorporate as many as possible.

More Resources

Daffodil has uploaded all the programmes and resources she has created and adapted.  These can be found on our new Leaders’ Resources page here.