Sunday, August 21, 2016

Candlelight Club

Once a year the Gauteng Central Region holds a tea for the Candlelight Club which is a group of state pensioners who are hosted monthly by various charitable organisations. Guides, Brownies and Rangers in the region collect basic foodstuffs and toiletries and these are handed out to the pensioners.

Guiders, Commissioners and GSG members were busy from early on setting up tables, plates of food, cups and plates. Guides and Brownies arrived a little later to take tea and coffee orders and serve them. After everybody had had a good tea, the pensioners enjoyed a couple of games of Bingo and then were sent home with a tub of basic essentials. The Brownies had decorated some of the containers with bits of coloured paper and they looked very festive.

The adult leaders and the girls worked very hard but had the satisfaction of doing a good turn.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Regional Hike

Five Waverley Guides joined the Regional hike at Rustig in Magaliesberg, including three that are not yet enrolled. We had luxury accommodation for Guides - beds with mattresses in dormitories instead of sleeping in a tent on the ground. The first day was a 5km circular hike and much tougher than I bargained for but the girls managed fine. Then we could go on a game walk in  afternoon, followed by yummy supper and campfire.

The second day was only three kilometers and not nearly so steep although we did enjoy going into and out of some gorges where possibly streams used to be..
All together a lovely weekend with all the Guides behaving like Guides and making new friends, learning, being responsible and learning to lead.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

It seems that we've been doing a lot of eating and drinking recently. Last week we talked about healthy food. We borrowed a juicer and the girls chose which fruit and vegetable juice to make. The Swallows made a citrus mix while the Robins made carrot, apple and ginger. Then the Guiders played and made a minty apple/orange drink. While one patrol was juicing, the other was making coleslaw stuffed eggs and coleslaw.

Yesterday we had Patrol Dinners. It was suggested that we rename them Come Dine with Me.
One girl from each patrol cooked at her home for the rest of her patrol, one Guider and a tester for the Cook's badge. Both girls passed their Cook's badge and the rest of us had a lovely dinner. I ate vegetable soup and croutons, butter chicken with rice and garlic bread and a festive Indian pudding with custard.

Brown Bear also got to eat chicken, rice and vegetables.

Sometimes it is not such a good thing to have your cook's badge because then your mother knows you can cook!

Friday, June 3, 2016

A few weeks back we held a traditional evening. I wasn't there. Brown Bear organised everything. The girls were asked to dress up in something traditional and to bring some traditional food.

The food included chillibites (India), Pap and sauce and spinach, (South Africa), shortbread, (Scotland), quesadillas (USA), Dumpling beef stew, vetkoek (South Africa), prawncrackers and bowties (China)

The girls also learned greetings in different South African languages. All together a fun but educational evening.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Camp Big Top.

I tried to post photos of last weekend's camp but I couldn't get into my blog. I posted them in my private blog instead. You can view them at

I am going to have to talk to my computer, or perhaps ask my son to talk for me and try to sort out the problem. when you are over 60 computers don't listen to you.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Easter Animals

The first term has come to an end and so much has happened. We have changed day, our Brownie Pack has opened and is flourishing and six new Guides have been enrolled. Last week we learned knots and ended with a knot-based wide game which ended with pulling each other on pillowcase sleds.

Friday was our last meeting before the Easter holidays so we celebrated by decorating candy coated Easter eggs.