Brownies at Home!

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.

Brownies at Home – Scarecrow  Design Competition

This year our Division, South Lincoln, is running a competition to design a scarecrow.  This is in keeping with a community event running in our area, which our County Commissioner is planning to take part in whilst walking through our Division of South Lincoln.  More details on this competition Competition Flyer.  Closing date for entries is Friday 4 September 2020.

Brownies at Home – Around the World Challenge

We are taking part in the Girlguiding Lincolnshire South Around the World Challenge.  All details have been emailed to parents but in summary this is a challenge for all members of Girlguiding Lincolnshire South plus their families. The idea is to get out and active in any way you can and record your miles as you do so.  You can start recording your miles as soon as possible and if you have been out and active from 29 June, please include them.  If you take your dog with you, parents, or family, remember to include their miles.  Daffodil has sent out the Mileage Record sheet but this can also be downloaded here .  Send Daffodil your total weekly mileage every SUNDAY.  She will then send the unit total off every MONDAY.  There will be virtual certificates sent to you as you reach certain mile posts.  We will also order badges .

Girlguiding Anglia – Summer Activities 2020

Girlguiding Anglia have developed lots of activities for Brownies to take part in, either with their Unit or on their own at home.  Let Daffodil know if you do take part, provide any evidence required and we will order the badges for completed challenges to you.

Design a Postcard Competition.  Design a A6 landscape postcard on this entry form and email the image to the address given for a chance for your design to be made into an official Girlguiding resource!  Closing date is 31 August 2020.

Midsummer Sleepover Challenge.  It’s not too late to try some of the activities included in the Midsummer Sleepover 2020.  If you’ve already taken the challenge, why not try some of the other activities.  Or if you’ve not yet had a go, why not challenge your whole family to take part.  Badges are still available – contact Daffodil to order one.  Pack including all activities can be downloaded here.

Smashing Boundaries Challenge.  Two years ago, Girlguiding Anglia joined forces with Essex County Cricket to create this challenge badge. this challenge is packed full of activities that the whole family can try, don’t forget to share your pictures with us on social media and order your badges via Daffodil once completed.  Pack including all activities can be downloaded here.

More challenges and activities can be found on the Girlguiding Anglia Blog – Summer Activities 2020 here.

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.

Other Activities/Sites

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 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.

Brownies at Home – Summer 2020 Challenge

Included as part of our May pack-up that was hand-delivered to all our Brownies just after May 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!

Brownies at Home – Easter Badge Challenge

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.

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.

Brownies at Home – 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.