On our penultimate meeting of term, the Guides decorated little chocolate eggs.
We gave them a selection of ready-to-roll marzipan (for a yellow colour), ready-to-roll icing (white, some of which we put food colouring in, and also pre-coloured. This was really popular as it was cartoonishly bright), water icing (again, white and coloured. We didn’t have much because I forgot that I’d said I’d make some up and bring it with me – oops, bad Guider. But we did have about half a packet, which was good for cementing the eggs onto biscuit bases), writing icing, and some leftover sweets and marshmallows we had hanging around.
I was really impressed with their creations! As you can see, we didn’t insist on an Easter theme…
In other news, I now have a smartphone (hello, 21st century) with a whizzier camera than my old broken camera, so better pictures should be forthcoming.
That kept them entertained for about an hour. For the final part of the evening, we showed the girls a “baton” that is touring every Guide unit in our county in preparation for the county international camp in the summer. We read out a message from the County Commissioner that went with it, about how much she was looking forward to the camp. Those who are going wrote messages about what they hoped to get from it and stuck them inside the baton (it has a screw-top lid and was probably once a hot chocolate powder pot).
To give the non-camping Guides something to do, and to get ahead with programme-planning, we also asked them to write down what they’d enjoyed most this term and what they would like to do next term. We had a quick look through afterwards and a lot of the suggestions were our usual summer term activities, so it should be easy to please them!