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Fishes

This is a fun game for a group of girls of any size. I learnt it today so I’m sorry if the rules are a bit dodgy! It can be adapted to any theme e.g. chocolate, animals, food etc. 

Girls sit on chairs in a circle, facing outwards, and are named after fish, e.g. Cod, salmon, plaice, cod, salmon, plaice etc. When their fish is called, they have to run around the circle, until ‘stormy seas’ is shouted, at which point they return to their seat. Removal of chairs enables girls to get ‘out’ and hence to have a winner. 

Fun other things to shout: 

  • All the fish – everyone runs
  • Whirlwind – girls have to spin around the circle
  • Tides turning – change directions 
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Bookworm bookmarks!

This is a nice easy craft to start off the craft badge. Or so you would think. On the whole, it worked really well and was easy for the girls to do, but not so much for the chatty table. 

It took from about 20 minutes for the quick ones to an hour for the really chatty girls to do, but they didn’t find any of it particularly difficult, although I had to do the ribbons. They had different choices of background card and they all did the stripes differently so each one was unique. 

The girls that were finished quickly played Fishes, and also the game where you sit on eachother, which for some reason, they seem to love. Overall it was a good meeting despite my paranoia that it’d be a disaster and everyone would know how incompetent a leader I am. 7/10 would do again but would factor in timings a bit better. 

Template can be obtained here: Bookworm bookmark

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Hello everyone! I have started this blog as procrastination for exams, but also because I want a record of my progress as a brownie leader. As a recently qualified leader, I am still scared of doing a lot of things and am very low on ideas. Hence, I want a catalogue of ideas that have been tried and tested by my very own Brown Owl, Barn Owl and me. I hope you enjoy browsing and that you get some inspiration from here. x