Another assessment, another chance to meet new leaders and Brownies and pick up some new ideas!
This pack holiday was in a venue that I’ve visited many times for trainings and other county events, but never for an overnight (though they happen a lot there), so it was good to see how they used the space.
The theme for the weekend was Oliver Twist and Victorians, chosen by the Brownies because a lot of them are doing Oliver as a school play. I think it’s a great theme, and they seemed to have got lots of interesting activities out of it, from flower pressing to traditional games like hopscotch to a treasure hunt that seemed to involve picking the pockets of a many-pocketed coat that one of the leaders had made! I must remember they’ve got that coat in case I ever need it…I can’t think why but you never know…
My co-assessor brought with her a tick-list of things to look for, which was helpful. I’m going to ask her for a copy because without a list I tend to get a bit vague. We stayed for nearly 2 hours, looking around, chatting to the Brownies and leaders, tasting the biscuits they’d made, and signed off a few parts of Brown Owl’s qualification book. Now I’m back home, it’s rather nice to think that the Brownies are still out there having fun!