>> Friday, June 20, 2014
milk bottle elephant making night.
The 2 brownie units, rainbow unit and guide unit in my village also made them.
The girls have all really enjoyed doing it. They loved spotting their own elephants.
It's allowed a Ranger the opportunity to get a phase 2 octant with her efforts in setting it up and going out with the brownies when she is not a young leader normally.
It's given all the girls a good opportunity to be more familiar with their local environment when so many of them are normally just ferried backwards and forwards to school. This took them round a large proportion of the village. They loved saying where they lived or pointing to friends and family houses. We even talked about odd and even numbers on different sides of the roads and counting up and down in twos.
It's given a lot of people in the community the chance to interact with us and see all of us out and about.
It's given the units two planned nights this term. Making and doing.
And it's given just under 100 girls the opportunity to earn their Midlands art explosion on the move badge.
It's taken up a lot of my time and I still have to go back out and recollect the elephants and take them back to their owners. But overall I'm really pleased with what I have achieved with this.