Category: Girlguiding

  • Camp Marra

    Pirate Marra – Northumberland Scout Camp

    Lots of people would think I was crazy spending my bank holiday weekend in a field with nearly 3000 kids and not a pub garden in sight.  But on the last May bank holiday that’s exactly what I did.  The reason for this crazy holiday (or potential endurance test?) was that I was volunteering with […]

  • Cheviot View Kirknewton

    Cheviot View – Brownie Pack Holiday

    As I sit typing this, my eyes feel really heavy and even a strong Costa coffee isn’t helping.  Daylight saving time coupled with an action-packed Brownie holiday is taking it’s toll! Feel like the walking dead! This blog post is for mainly my guiding friends to talk about my experiences of organising my first ever […]

  • Bees Needs Week

    Bee Hive visit at Stella House in Newburn

    Bees’ Needs Week 9 – 17th July There seems to be a week for everything these days, some more bizarre than others,  but it was a coincidence that as I was writing this guiding update that I received an email from The Wildlife Trust informing me that it was Bees’ Needs Week from the 9 – […]

  • Beamish Empire Weekend

    Empire Flag Day – Beamish Museum

    The sky was blue and the sun was shining as we set off early to Beamish Museum last Sunday.  It’s been a few years since we have been to the attraction and I have been watching with interest to  their Facebook page updates including the development of the chemist shop, bakery, and photography shop at […]

  • Tesco Farm to Fork

    On the Tesco Farm to Fork trail

    As a Guide leader I am always looking for interesting activities for the girls to take part in and if it’s free and someone else organises it for me it that’s a huge bonus! The Tesco Farm to Fork trail has been mentioned quite a bit on various guiding Facebook pages and has been met […]

  • Whittonstall Rainbows Sleepover

    Rainbows Sleepover – Pasture House, County Durham

    A few months ago one of my local guide leader friends Natalie sent an instant message asking if I fancied coming along on a Rainbows sleepover in March.  I did!!…….. but as I hadn’t  been on a guiding overnight since my own Brownie pack holiday at Spennymoor, County Durham in the late 1980’s, I was […]

  • Clip n Climb Cramlington

    Clip n Climb Cramlington

    We needed to be up dressed and ready for our date with the Rainbows at Clip n Climb Cramlington, our newly opened local climbing wall at Concordia Leisure centre in Cramlington for 9.30am.  No time for lounging around!! One day I’m sure I will get one of those Sunday mornings you see people enjoy on the telly… […]