Putting up tents was relatively easy.
After supper it was stalk the lantern which everybody enjoyed.
The theme of the camp was Frozen so on Saturday we had a themed wide game. One of the bases was to make ice cream in 2 ziploc bags.
We managed to get a booking for a Night visit to the Zoo in early December. The interest was amazing and in the end we had over 40 Guides, parents and friends arriving the Johannesburg Zoo just as it was getting dark. Many of the Waverley Guides had contributed to the cost for the Rays of Hope Guides – even to the extent of providing money for a picnic supper, drinks and treats. Even their driver was able to visit the nocturnal animals. Exciting moment when a lion cub made a lunge at a little sister. He obviously thought it was prey just the right size for him.
Unfortunately only 3 of the Rays of Hope Guides attended as the interest had been waning steadily ever since the camp and when at the last meeting I only had one Guide arrive, I felt it was wise to close the company and not split my energies any longer.
Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the zoo tour. We had a shuttle to transport us to all the different areas and a guide who told us all about the animals. My favourite was the Tiger and I now know what noise a tiger makes. Meow!
We ended up with a campfire and we ate our picnics around it.
This term both companies are working on the Eco- Green adventure. We have learned about the big 5 and little five, endangered species, alien invaders and we have to do an activity from the 4 elements, Air, Water, Earth and Fire.
For Air we made paper frogs and held a frog Olympics, fanning frogs with newspaper. Then we had air ball races. Most fun was the balloon popping game. Each Guide had one or more balloons attached to her ankles and the goal was to pop everybody else’s balloon but keep your own intact.
Last week the Rays of Hope girls played balloons again as our environmental expert couldn’t make the earlier time.
Next week we will be working with clay (Earth) and the week after we will make candles (Fire)