Camp big Top

When I saw this week’s prompt, I couldn’t resist adding it to this post. This last weekend saw the highlight of our Girl Guide term, Camp Big Top. The theme was the Circus and our patrols were the Acrobats and the Clowns. Because the night temperatures are around 3 degrees, we pitched our tent in the Brownie Hall. The whole camp idea in May had come from the Brownies anyway – there are 26 of them and seven Guides.

The Guide Programme started with tie dying T shirts thanks to Lesley Timms of Rainberry. It was a different technique to the one I knew and the results were spectacular.



Saturday afternoon was spent making a camp gadget out of sticks and string.




Later it was collecting wood and making fires to cook supper on.




Of course camp wouldn’t be camp without a campfire.



The Guides played stalk the lantern while the Brownies settled into bed. They then had to creep back without disturbing the Brownies and get themselves ready for bed. They were very responsible and only talked in whispers which we eventually had to quieten.

Sunday was making omelettes in a bag for breakfast and then a game of Circus Fair-type challenges. The Brownie Guiders excelled themselves, decorating the area, dressing up and organising amazing games. The Guide Guiders ran the tight rope.



Other stalls included Stack the tumblers…

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and dress up



Closing ceremony came all too quickly but not before six Guides had passed their Outdoor Cooks badge. I think everybody enjoyed themselves and can’t wait for the next camp.


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