24 girls and leaders from 8th Rickmansworth Brownies took part in a virtual sleepover to celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22, the joint birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden Powell, the founders of Scouting and Guiding.
The group completed arts and crafts and baked cookies and cupcakes, which they delivered to Meresworth care home in Mill End.
Leader, Hazel Carmichael, explained: “This was part of a special Thinking Day challenge badge, where thousands of girls across the county have been completing activities to learn more about themselves, their guiding units, and to do something positive in their local communities.”
“We started by making kindness paper chains, writing good turns to do for family and friends on each link of the chain. Next, everyone made trefoil shapes from pasta – learning about the meaning of the promise badge which is worn by 10 million members of Guiding worldwide. We relaxed with a mindfulness meditation before bedtime.’’
“The next day, the girls enjoyed creating ‘positive portraits’ of themselves, followed by a joint picture on the Zoom whiteboard of all the things they enjoy most about being a Brownie.”
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