Saturday, 6 February 2010

Winter Olympics, Brownie Style

Flames, flowers, Olympian hoops and of course, a podium.
Setting the scene; no snow outside so the ever-resourceful Brownies turned to other materials to make snowmen
and (not photographed) snowballs for various snowball pitching games. Not official Olympic sports perhaps, but definitely very necessary background activities.

International banquest with interesting results; I'm not convinced I've seen anyone dip sushi into a cheese fondue before, but I'm told it "wasn't bad". Sorry, J, but I shan't be repeating your experiment! Polish Pretzels definitely more of a hit, and Greek biscuits, French pastries, and Israeli grapes dunked in a Belgian chocolate fountain hugely popular.

Today's more official sports included curling (dusters on the feet, a pair of brooms to sweep and a tennis ball stone), figure skating (more dusters to the feet and much hand waving), and Mog's own favourite, the Bobsleigh
To others this might indeed be a cardboard box on a skateboard, but to Mog and her crew this was a top Bobsleigh. A slippery slope (check out those dusters again!), a speedy dash across the hall, and a heated competition.


I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try it with the Guides!

Tia

5 comments:

Claire said...

It looks like they had a lot of fun! I looked at the podium and thought "But it's not ramped, how can wheelchairs get up?"

Riven said...

Celyn says can she join Mog's Brownies because they don't want her here as she is disabled.

HennHouse said...

Looks like so much fun!

Tia said...

Riven,
If you lived closer I'm sure she'd be very welcome. I'm sorry you were told that - your local girlguiding UK website has an email address for the adviser for members with disabilities, it may be worth contacting her and seeing if she can help. Apologies if you've already tried that - but if you have, please let me know; there is a big push to include ALL girls who want to join and there should be a lot of support around too.

Tia

Kris said...

what fun you guys have!

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