Brownies at Home!

Welcome to Brownies at Home page, set up specifically so our Brownies can keep in touch during the COVID-19 enforced Girlguiding suspension March to September 2020.  Daffodil has created a Brownies At Home programme for Brownies to work through badges, activities and our programme (if they want) at home alongside our fortnightly virtual meetings. Below is a breakdown of the programme plus other 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.

Girlguiding Anglia – Under the Stars Festival – 24-25 October 2020

This autumn, across the weekend of 24-25 October, Girlguiding Anglia brings you their second region virtual event, ‘Under the Stars Festival 2020’.  Under the Stars Festival 2020, is open to all sections of Girlguiding and can be completed by members’ families and non-members. You can do the challenge on your own, with your family, online with a friend.  We would love as many people from across our region and further afield to get involved throughout the weekend, but don’t worry if you can’t join us then, the challenge and all supporting resources will be available for you to use at any time until 7 December 2020.  For a sneak peak of the programme, visit the Girlguiding Anglia website here.

Girlguiding Moulsham District – Pumpkin Spotting Challenge

Girlguiding Moulsham (in Chelmsford) have launched their Pumpkin Spotting Challenge.  A fun and safe way for families to still enjoy Halloween this year and their Facebook page includes a Challenge Record Sheet, colouring in pictures plus lots of Halloween craft ideas.  The challenge is really simple: print off and colour in a picture of a pumpkin.  Stick it in your window.  Now see how many other pumpkins you can find around your community!  Check it out here.  There will be a free certificate to download to all who complete the Challenge and we will order badges for those who complete it too.

Girlguiding – Pumpkin Competition – October 2020

Girlguiding Lincolnshire South County have launched their Pumpkin Carving Competition 1 to 31 October 2020.  This competition is for all Girlguiding members from Rainbows to Trefoil Guilds.  They have a Facebook group called Girlguiding Lincolnshire South – Pumpkin Competition here.  Please post your photos on to the group for our judges to look at.  If you want to join in but don’t do Facebook, please send the photo to: [email protected]   Please specify what Unit you are in when entering photos.  Good luck!

Remembrance Day 2020 Activities

If we’d been meeting F2F we would have had a Remembrance-themed meeting and attended our Church’s Remembrance Service on the Sunday.  As this is not possible this year,  here’s some activities for our Brownies to do at home:

The Royal British Legion have lots of resources aimed at school children.  These can be downloaded from their website here

Girlguiding have created a Unit Meeting Activity (UMA) from the Know myself theme specially for this event: UMA – Stones of Remembrance.  There is a support resources to go with this UMA: UMA Support: Remembrance Stories .  If Brownies complete these, please send evidence to Daffodil and she will update their Programme record so they received the 60 minute credit towards their Know Myself theme award.

Colouring Heroes have created lots of Remembrance Day 2020 posters to be coloured in and stuck in windows.  There is even one including the Girlguiding trefoil.  These can be found on their website here

Girlguiding – Virtual Santa Sleepover – November 2020

Girlguiding Lincolnshire South County have launched their Virtual Santa Sleepover which will take place 21-22 November 2020.  This event will be a serious of videos that will be uploaded to our official Facebook page and we will set a Facebook group for you to join in with.  Watch this space for more details!  Daffodil will add more details once known.  Please note this is run by Girlguiding Lincs South, not our Unit.

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.

Brownie 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.

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.