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Author Archives: chris.bond

NORJAM 2018

We’re off to Norjam in August 2018 And it’s Flower Power all the way as we will be on the 1960s sub camp for the international jamboree at the Norfolk Showground. There will be 23 of us Guides, Young Leaders and Adult Leaders at the jamboree and we’re already planning our gate design, our menus […]

SWITZERLAND 2016 – WEDNESDAY

A bit of Swiss retail therapy! We ventured down to Lake Thun today to check out retail opportunities in Interlaken. First stop – the chocolate show at the Shuh restaurant in the town centre where our hostess told us all about growing cocoa beans and turning them into the delicious chocolate for which Switzerland is […]

Switzerland 2016 – Tuesday

Wow – what an early morning! We got up at 5.30am to get ready for our trip to the Jungfrau mountain railway. Some of us managed a bit of a snooze on the coach, as the trip was more than an hour long. After nearly two hours on the train we came out at the […]

Switzerland 2016 – Monday

Monday dawned bright and clear and we were on the bus after breakfast, bound for Kanderstag and our tobogganing adventure. The dry toboggan slope snakes down the mountain side and we could see the stainless steel track glinting in the sunshine as we came up on the cable car. There was a slight delay to […]

Switzerland 2016 – Sunday 7 August

It’s the second day and we’ve had an amazing adventure already After a chilled evening and yummy spag bol dinner yesterday, we woke up surrounded by picturesque mountains… the view looks like it’s come straight from a postcard! We jumped onto a cable car which took us up a mountain that had an amazing high […]

DON’T FORGET…..

A packed tea for Friday night, plus enough food to see you through breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Some books to read and swap.  

Switzerland 2016 – here we come!

And we’re off… at least, we will be tomorrow! On this Eve of Switzerland we would like to thank everyone who has helped us to raise enough money for our second trip to Adelboden to visit Our Chalet and take part in the fantastic opportunities on offer there. We’ve bag-packed in supermarkets, made cakes and […]

Cupcake Challenge Badge goes back on sale

Cupcake Challenge is back! It’s been awful having to disappoint people who wanted to buy Cupcake Challenge badges to complete with their Rainbows, Brownies and Guides when we finally sold out last year. Now we don’t have to any more. The next batch of 2015 badges will be on sale in March – we’re just […]

Gumnut Guides take up the Cupcake Challenge

Girls from the Mooroolbark Gumnut Guides in Australia enjoyed doing the Cupcake Challenge so much, they sent us pictures of their fun activities. Their leader Marie says the girls had a great time making their own cakes and held a competition to ice them. “We also did the dot-to–dot, and the girls cracked the first […]

Cupcake Poetry – a tasty treat

Thanks so much to Alison and Jan Godbold and the 6th Alverstoke Guides from Hampshire who put pen to paper and came up with some Cupcake Challenge poetry while doing their badge. Lots of people have varied the challenges to suit their unit but we don’t think anyone else has actually lapsed into verse to sing the praises […]