1st Sithney and Breage Rainbows went to visit Chyvarloe Farm on the Lizard recently, as part of the Rustle, Bustle and Squeak Region resource and badge. It is a National Trust farm and the tenant farmers rear their animals in a very natural environment, with mothers raising their babies in family groups. The girls met Boris, the largest pig in the UK, and they collected eggs from the chickens. They discovered lots of interesting facts about the way cows live on a free range farm, and fed a five day old calf, born blind and disowned by her mum, with her giant bottle of milk.
They met the pet turkey and even an emu, and asked loads of good questions. It was a great evening and the weather was fantastic so an added bonus of no muddy wellies!
On the 1st May 2013 the 1st Sithney Green Brownies and the Guide helpers visited RNAS Culdrose to meet members of the 771 search and rescue squadron. They looked around the rescue helicopter and were told about the squadron's role in saving lives, being careful on the beach and cliffs, how to escape floods and be safe swimming in the sea. The girls had harnesses put on them to feel what it would be like to be winched to safety. The girls had a great time and learnt lots. Two of the girls as a result of the visit said they would like to join the navy as pilots when older.
For another meeting we made a start on the "Rustle, Bustle and Sqeak" Region resource and challenge. We meet at Trannack school which has a wonderful and big environmental areas. We have put up a hedgehog house and bat box. We are aware that once they are in place it is against the law to disturb them as they are endangered species. We picked wild garlic and enjoyed a delicous supper of garlic bread with elderflower juice to drink. We identified many beautiful wild flowers and learnt how to encourage them to grow. We have made creatures out of things we have found on the woodland floor. The Brownies chatted to each other in "otter speak". We plan to visit Marazion Marshes in June with the RSPB warden. We highly recommend this informative and fun resource. The 'Owls', Jan, Lisa and Sam
Pool Brownies have been working on their Science Investigator badge. For part of the syllabus they went to visit Feadon Farm. This made a great ending to the half term and completed their Science Investigator badge. Feadon Farm now have a four week old bunny called Brownie, named after the girls! All the girls loved Sly the Barn Owl and Chloe was really taken with the rats too.
In May 3rd Redruth Brownies went for a walk around Redruth as part of our Road Safety Badge but we also did some of the Redruth Town Trail. In the pictures we are sitting by the tin miner in Fore Street and making friends with the tinner's hounds in the old Potato court. We also looked at William Murdock's old house. Kirsten Maun
On 14th March, 1st Sithney and Breage Rainbows held a Singalongathon for Comic Relief. The Rainbows have been working on the Together We Can badge this term and have learned a great deal about the measures that are being taken to reduce world poverty. They have been exceptionally grown up in their attitude when discussing this global problem and were excited about the difference they themselves could make. They were each sponsored to sing non-stop for one hour which was great fun because they all wore Red Nose Day T-shirts and sang all of their favourite Guiding songs, plus a few comedy new ones learned this term! The Rainbows and Leaders sang their hearts out and raised a whopping £532 doing 'something funny for money' - we're so proud! Julia Wass, Rainbow Leader
On 16th May the Guides and Leaders from 1st Landewednack were delighted to visit the brand new Lizard Lifeboat Station.
We were met by four lovely chaps who showed us around the station and the lifeboat – RNLB Rose. They allowed the Guides to push all sorts of buttons and buzzers, and patiently answered a multitude of questions.
The Guides were shown how to put on all of the clothing that each of the crew must wear on every call out, and watched a video about the role of the RNLI both in the past and today.
At the end of the evening, four of our newest Guides were able to make their promise on the back of the Lifeboat! We all had a fantastic evening. 1st Landewednack Guides would like to thank the crew of RNLB Rose both for showing us how the station and boat operate, and for the countless times each year that they put their lives on the line in order to save others.
After ShelterBox came to a Guide meeting to talk about the work they do and what is in a Shelterbox, 5 Guides from 7th Camborne Guides took part in the Rotary Club of Camborne Carn Brea - Mt Everest ShelterBox Challenge on Monday 4th June to raise money for them. The Guides and their Leader, Sue Norfolk, managed to walk enough times around the Carn Brea Leisure Centre Running Track to climb Mt Everest and get back down again (!) raising £80.00.
Saturday 24 March was the date set for the Camborne District Tree Planting Ceremony at their camp site at Carwinnen, just outside Camborne. The weather was glorious, sunny and warm, as the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers gathered for the event. The District had received 4 trees from the Woodland Trust and it was decided that the best place to put them would be the camp site, which already has a large selection of trees from around the world. As a District we followed the WAGGGS Thinking Day resource which encouraged sustainability so the tree planting fitted in well with this theme, and also the Queen's Diamond Jubilee which is encouraging people to plant trees in celebration. We purchased 3 more trees so that each unit had its own tree and carefully selected areas around the site to plant them. The afternoon started off with a woodland trail of activities, physical exercise, creative thinking and team challenges. This was followed by a delicious jacket potato and cakes around a camp fire. The trees were then planted and we finished off the evening with some camp fire singing of course! A great time was had by all and hopefully the trees will be there for years to come for others to enjoy.