One of these challenges was to exchange postcards, of a local scene, with 100 other Brownie packs. We are falling some way short in this. Any other leaders prepared to get their girls to write a few lines in exchange for a similar message from us please get in touch with me.
Another challenge was to 'have a picnic on top of a mountain'. Although we live in Wales we don't have a mountain as such on our immediate doorstep. However, a country park has been formed from a 'slag heap' from one of the mines in the area. A sculpture at the top commemorates our area's mining tradition, and there is a wonderful view in all directions.
We took our parachute and a soft ball, had our picnic and played games. Our four newest Brownies then had their promise ceremony and became full members of the pack. A simple evening out in the fresh air learning about our heritage and having fun!
I have always enjoyed using ribbons in my craft work. I have some weaving planned and some further patchwork projects. For the moment I have found time to list this simple roses brooch in summer pinks.