Our term began by learning about the music used at Remembrance services, before attending the village parade. As the festive season approached, we enjoyed working for the Chocolate badge. The Guides found out about the history of chocolate, surveyed household consumption, learned about Fairtrade, designed their own confectionery and took part in some tasting. We also made chocolate truffles for the Kennington Festival group to enjoy at their meeting.
Term finished with a Christmas sleepover with guests from Long Hanborough Guides. As well as our more traditional Christmas craft activities, nine Guides braved a rainy night under canvas on a muddy campsite to earn their Winter camping badges.
The event ended with presentations by our Division Commissioner. Sheeya received a prize for her entry in the Division Residential Competition. Her submission was a model campsite with treehouses to sleep in, a treetop adventure course, zipwire and a lake for canoeing. Charlotte and Leah received their Baden-Powell Challenge Awards, the highest award a Guide can receive. For their Awards, they had to complete ten clauses and attend an Adventure residential event where they did not know any of the other participants. Their chosen clauses included running a cooking competition, a parachute games evening and a Diwali celebration.
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