September '18 - Brown Owl's general update
After a very well deserved holiday for all our leaders, our Guiding Units started back on Tuesday 4th September. Our different units cover girls from the ages of 5 to 14, but with regret our group for older girls has been closed. A huge ‘thank you’ goes to Angela and Dorothy for looking after this section for so long and the wonderful things they accomplished.
The girls finished last term with our annual summer camp to Gowanpark from Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd June and despite mixed weather we had a fab time. One of the highlights was stone painting and some of our art work is below. On Tues 5th June our final night we had a European Games complete with flags, banners, medals - the whole works! I have to say, the parents and other family members who joined our teams were extremely competitive but excellent fun was had by all.
Lots of good things planned for the new term but we will share more with you all next month.
As I write (3rd week August), our Brownie and Guide Units are full but we do have spaces in our Rainbows for girls aged 5-7. Contact Lorraine Kerr!
Christine Tweedie Brown Owl
As the term comes to an end on the 27thMarch 2018, we will be closing with a very special night for three of our newest Rainbows making their promise.
We have been ‘mermaids’ at our sleepover which was held on the 24thFebruary in the 1st EK Scout Hall. We had use of the pod tents which let the girls have a feeling of camping indoors. We made ‘mermaid’ bracelets, bookmarks, bags etc. If you’re in the Glebe Street Hall have a look at our ‘mermaid’ wall.
We will be looking at a ‘forest’ challenge after Easter. We have arranged a joint sleepover with the Brownies at the Sealife Centre at Loch Lomond for the 13thMay and we are all excited to sleep with the fishes - HA HA HA!
The Rainbow waiting list is currently at 4 girls and these girls are not due to start for about year. We have 20 girls now with the movement of about 11 girls to Brownies after the summer. That leaves us with 9 girls, so we are on the lookout for some more girls. Please see Lorraine Kerr about putting anyone on to the waiting list for starting in September.
Thirty years ago, Girlguiding introduced Rainbows as a new section and to celebrate this birthday Girlguiding Scotland has challenged the Rainbows to become Mermaids!.
So, this term we are Mermaids and having Mayhem. We will finish off our Mermaid Mayhem in February with a sleepover at the local scout hall.
The Rainbow section is running with seventeen girls and three due to start over the next three months. After that we will be running a waiting list. For all those budding Rainbows who will be turning five soon, please speak to Lorraine Kerr or go to https://go.girlguiding.org.uk/join-us/join-as-member/
We continue to link up with Blythswood Care, a Christian Charity transforming lives with care for body and soul. Last year Blythswood distributed 121,474 boxes and you helped make that happen! This appeal only works with your support. Once again, this year the generosity of our Church Family has been overwhelming: With your help and donations the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides packed a grand total of 210 boxes and cash donations of £410. (gift aid to be added) Absolutely fantastic! A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped and a special mention to the lovely ladies who helped with packing and the other team of ladies who so very kindly wrapped the boxes. We couldn't do this without your continued help and support!
Remember to look at all our photos in the Photos gallery!