Saturday, 9 August 2008


The camp I went to was in Northamptonshire and called Bounce, my Mum commented when she saw me today that I seemed really up-beat and happy, and I am, going away for a week, away from the phone and email gave me a chance to escape for a while and not think about anything more than eating, sleeping and teaching climbing.

Anyway I've uploaded my photos, and thought I'd share a few. I took my own knitting to camp, but one of the activities was also chance to teach the Guides to knit with the aim of making a charity blanket. I had to cast on a few squares, and fix a few mistakes but didn't get chance to do alot as it was at the same time I was teaching climbing. Blanket knitted at Bounce camp
There was also a stained glass window we were painting, which ended up being really beautiful.
Bounce stained glass window
Then of course there the outdoor activities, I was running climbing on the oldest mobile climbing tower I think I have ever seen, they also had bungee trampolines, shooting, archery, and a huge bouncy slide. The girls got to do so many more things but I was so busy running the climbing I didn't get chance to see.
Giant slideClimbing Tower

Friday, 8 August 2008

I belong....

There was a t-shirt produced by Girlguiding UK, on it it says I belong.... and then lists a load of amazing facts about the organisation, it talks about the brilliant things we do an says something like this...
Almost half of the women in Britain have been involved in guiding at some point in their lives
Around 30 per cent of eight-year-old girls are in Brownies
Seventy per cent of five- to seven-year-olds, 73 per cent of seven- to ten-year-olds, 81 per cent of ten to 15-year-olds and a massive 96 per cent of 16- to 25-year-olds like to spend time together without any boys being there

I've just got back from a week at camp where I have been reminded just how much this movement can do for girls from any walk of life, and how much pleasure I get from working with them. I've come away re-energised about my own unit and have made so many new friends. I arrived at camp a stranger, with in 6 hours I had made so many new friends.

I'm just trying to catch up after a week away, I have taken some photo, I'll put them up tomorrow.