Girlguiding Hemel Hempstead NE District organised a virtual sleepover to celebrate World Thinking Day last month.
116 rainbows, brownies, guides and young leaders took part, along with 29 leaders. It made for a big zoom meeting!
Thinking Day, on February 22, is the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden Powell, founders of Scouting and Girlguiding respectively.
It is a day of international friendship when members think of others from across the world.
Heather Pavlik, leader, 4th Adeyfield Rainbows said: “Our theme was ‘Around the World’ celebrating all the countries that host a Girlguiding World Centre. 116 girls made stained glass doves for Pax Lodge in England, African necklaces for Kusafiri in Africa, pinatas from Our Cabana in Mexico, Mehndi patterns for Sangam in India plus tortilla pockets with melted chocolate for Our Chalet in Switzerland.
“Packs were delivered to the girls prior to the event containing activities, cooking ingredients and of course hot chocolate and marshmallows.Our thanks go to Hemel Tesco Community support who supplied all the sweet treats.
“The girls also made friendship knots, took part in a scavenger hunt and we had a virtual campfire with a promise renewal. I’m not sure how much sleep was had by the girls in their dens but they did a good job of building them in spare rooms, under tables or swapping rooms with siblings.”