Three generations of a guiding family from Hemel Hempstead took part in a special midsummer sleepover from their own homes.
Sisters-in- law, Suzanne and Alison Robson, camped out with their daughters, they joined thousands of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from across Anglia who took part too.
Activities were organised by mum Carole, who has been a Brown Owl for 43 years. Leader Suzanne, speaking about the event said: “Nine guiding friends with their children came together ‘virtually’ to enjoy the sleepover.
“My mum prepared everyone a bag full of goodies including a badge quiz, hot chocolate powder, marshmallows, ingredients to make edible campfires, toasting sticks and a tea light to toast on.
“She also organised everyone to write a special message for each other inside a flower. We had a Zoom meeting together where we opened our lovely friendship flowers then had another Zoom meeting where we all met at midnight for hot chocolate fun.
“Some people were up for the 4am sunrise after this but we didn’t all make it. We had a fantastic time and the event really brought us together in our guiding friendship during lockdown.”
Laura, six , who attends first Leverstock Green Rainbows said: “I liked having a campfire and sleeping in a tent in the garden.”
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