Welcome to our new page, set up specifically so our Brownies can keep in touch during the COVID-19 enforced Girlguiding suspension. Daffodil has created a Brownies At Home programme for Brownies to work through badges, activities and our programme (if they want) at home – these were delivered before the lock down in March and again just after May half term. Below is a breakdown of the programme plus other activities to download and links to other sites providing even more activities! Stay tuned for updates as and when they occur. Keep safe, keep healthy and keep in touch.
When? The Midsummer Sleepover will take place on Saturday 20 June
but you can complete the activities at any time this summer.
Where? As this is a virtual challenge, you will be able to take part from your own home.
Who? All Girlguiding and Trefoil Guild members plus their families and friends are invited to join!
Check out their blog post to find out full details of the challenge here.
Send photos to Daffodil who will order badges for all those who took part.
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!
She is now working on next year’s programme – both the weekly meetings and 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.
Guiding Light & Thank You Posters
Below are some posters, Brownies (and visitors) might like to colour in and stick in their windows. There are 2 different versions of the Guiding light posters which can be downloaded here. The “Thank You Key Workers ” poster can be downloaded here. We have also put 4 different generic thank you posters for key workers and NHS staff into one PDF. Feel free to colour in and stick in your windows. The poster for the bin men is designed to be stuck on your bin lid. Thank You Posters here.
Girlguiding – Activity a Day
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.
Pawprint badges are running a competition to design a badge. All details here. Deadline for entries is 30th June.
Abbeyfield Society have created a printer friendly activity pack which can be found here.
A Girlguiding colleague has created this booklet here for her Brownie unit. It includes easy crafts, badges to complete, understanding the Promise, indoor activities and even some Skills Builder badge work. For badges, send any evidence as usual to Daffodil.
COVID-19 Time Capsule (Copyright Natalie Long @LongCreations) – a superb 11-page booklet to print off here.
To print as a booklet – Download PDF | Re-open | Print – Under page sizing & handling select Booklet
Booklet subset = both sides | Binding = left | Orientation = landscape
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 17 of the 18 Interest badges for Brownies to follow if they don’t have a badge book. The programme also includes 18 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 Boredom Badge Buster Challenge here.
We have also created our version of the Easter Badge Challenge pack that another unit has produced. This includes lots of quick, simple but fun activities covering 6 different challenge badges:
Farmyard Fun: Moo! Oink! & Neigh! badges – 5 themed activities to complete for each badge.
Nature Fun: Ladybird & Butterfly badges – 5 themed activities to complete for these badges.
Journey into Europe – for Guides but we think some of our older Brownies could manage this Challenge badge. One challenge from each Section (Food, Animals, Craft & Find Out) to be completed.
Download our Easter Challenge Pack here.
Brownies – Summer Challenge
Included as part of our May pack-up that was hand-delivered to all our Brownies just after half-term. Download here.
Badge Design Competition. Giving our Brownies a chance to design a special badge to celebrate our Brownies at Home programme and remember this unusual time.
Design a Cruise. An activity to design a cruise which also counts as minutes towards our official programme.
Scavenger Hunts: An indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt to do at home.
30-Day Lego Challenge. Earn a special builder badge by completing this challenge!