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Friday, 4 May 2012

Helene's been on her first Brownie holiday, and has seen this month's topic of 'doing your best' in action

This month’s global conversations topic is excellence, and Helene has seen some fantastic examples of members doing their best this week from making their Promise, to trying new things, to breaking records!

Great sling Helene!
Showing off our badges

Helene's week began with a first response training with three Leaders. Now she’s ready if anyone needs her help wherever she travels next. She’d be keen on trying her first aid badge one day!

The 3rdCheadle Heath Brownies were very excited to meet Helene, and they found out all about her travels and how she’d acquired her badges and tutu. It was a very special meeting for the two newest members of the unit, Abigail and Jasmine, who made their Promise – Helene saw how important it is to Brownies that they try their best at everything they do.
Lots of Brownies in the unit were also given a very special reward, as they took part in a successful world record attempt at the biggest ‘cha cha slide’ dance with 8,500 other members from North West England – what an achievement!

After the meeting Helene had some rest ready for the very busy weekend ahead – the Brownies were off to pack holiday…
18 brownies and four leaders headed off to the Girlguiding Stockport ‘Children’s Inn’ for their annual Brownie holiday. The girls’ chosen theme was ‘Tatty Teddy’ so Helene fitted in perfectly! Over the weekend the girls had loads of fun doing teddy bear themed crafts and activities, having a visit from wild roadshow animals (we were doing the friend to animals badge) having a campfire with marshmallows and planting a jubilee rose, Helene also got herself into a spot of mischief with the Inn’s bear! Luckily she escaped unharmed. She also helped out by being one of the clues in our treasure hunt. She was also presented with a brownies t shirt and a Stockport hatter’s badge.

Helene's time with us ended when she came to our Queen's Diamond Jubilee night. We planted another rose near our meeting place so that the girls that didn't come on holiday didn't miss out and the girls all did portraits of the Queen, origami, and designed their own jubilee t shirts. Word about Helene’s visit had spread so she was also visited by the Guide bear from a local unit!

We are now looking forward to finding out where Helene goes to next…

Eeek it's the bear!

Don't worry Helene, he's very friendly
Planting our rose

Congratulations to the Queen!

Our beautiful portraits

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