Sunday, May 21, 2017

Satyagraha House

On Friday the Guides went on an outing to Satyagraha House where Gandhi stayed from 1909 -1910.
They spun their own cloth
 The Guides liked the spartan loft room the best.

The house has been turned into a guest house but the peace and simplicity have been retained.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Waverley Guides go to Kontiki

Kontiki this year was held at Arrowe Park in Benoni from 12 - 14 May. We hadn't been before. It is a raft building competition organised by the Scouts and we were invited by the 2nd Randburg Rangers to be part of their supporters camp. The overall theme was "Lego" and our team's theme was ..............

It traditionally rains at Kontiki but we were prepared. We had raincoats. However, there is rain and rain. We barely were able to get the tents up but there was no dry place to sit.
Only three Waverley Guides attended but there was good support from the Hillcrest District's two Guide Companies.

It rained and rained and rained.
Finally, on Saturday morning, when all the land competitions had been cancelled, we asked the Guides to vote whether to abandon camp or stay. Fairly overwhelming vote for abandon camp so we did.

Not all teams were so faint-hearted, however and some teams did finish a raft and launch it.

I'm not sure if I'm going toKontiki again.

Monday, March 27, 2017


This last weekend our region held a canoeathon. Brownies and Guides descended on Florida Lake where the Florida Sea Scouts provided us with boats, life jackets and expertise. thanks so much.

Although the highlight was the canoeing, there were plenty of land activities as well. Our base was rope throwing. Brownies only had to throw a rope to a friend across the "river"

Guides and Rangers had to learn how to tie a one-handed bowline around their waists as well as throw the rope.

There were other bases as well, the rope bridge where you might get sprayed with water by scouts,

...and carrying water on your hat and emptying it into a bucket as a relay.

....much to the entertainment of the onlookers.

finally the Waverley Guides got to go on the water. Some of them were a bit nervous and one did fall in but I think everybody enjoyed themselves.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Waverley Guides go to the Thinking Day Gala

Last time our Region had a swimming gala for Thinking Day, only one Guide attended so I  was thrilled when four Guides arrived on Saturday. That's 50% of the Company! (Still not as good as the Brownie attendance however)

The theme was Disney around the World.

It was an overcast day and quite cool so three of the girls chose not to swim and one wasn't feeling well so I didn't insist. That left us with one who had a wonderful time in the water.

Later the whole gala moved to land starting with a magic carpet ride where one guide was carried by the otheres.

Then, from China, carrying buckets of water without spilling.

Next was trying to carry a stone or coin with your toes and depositing it in a container.

Finally, From the Lion King (Africa) Pumba and Timone had to catch bugs for lunch, which turned out to be jelly worms tied on a string which one ate without hands.

Overall I think the girls enjoyed themselves and contributed to what Thinking Day is all about.