Hello everyone, we hope you are all well and safe.
Guides have been busy, as too have the brownies and rangers who are now meeting again on Tuesday evenings. We are still zooming away and have 12 girls who join us online each week. Our summer term has seen us take part in the North East England’s 50th birthday challenge badge.
We chose the following challenges:
North Yorkshire N.E.
invite a vet to speak to the group – this relates to james Herriot who lived in Thirsk and the Yorkshire vet, Peter Wright, who has his practice in Thirsk.
make a pom-pom sheep; did you know that the there are 600,000 sheep in the Yorkshire Dales?
do 199 of something. (This challenge relates to the number of steps at Whitby Abbey.)
make a windmill (Skidby has a grade 2 listed windmill)
make a lobster – Bridlington is the largest lobster-fishing port in the UKand Europe
make a bird-feeder – Bempton Cliffs is famous for its sea-birds and puffins breed here
North Yorkshire West
have a spa night – Harrogate is a spa town
make some fat rascal scones – Taylor’s of Harrogate own Yorkshire tea and Betty’s Tea room (famous for its fat rascal scones)
complete a blindfold trail – john Metcalfe (‘Blind Jack’) was born in Knaresborough in 1717 and was blind from the age of 6. He built about 180 miles of turnpike roads with stones and rocks to overcome bogs
North Yorkshire South
make a viking longboat – York and Yorvik
complete a brewing experiment – relates to Tadcaster breweries
make some chocolate truffles – York is famous for chocolate and the home of Rowntree and Terry’s of York
West Yorkshire North
learn some magic – Dynamo the magician is from Bradford
hold a crisp night – Seabrook crisps founded in 1945 by Charles Brook in Allerton
We look forward to finishing our summer term with a day at our camp at Wynches, playing games and making a Viking longboat, carrying it to the campfire to burn, like proper Vikings.
We are also looking at converting the side garden on the Birklands side into a community garden with raised beds to plant fruit and veg in, plus a quiet space if you want to read a book or have some quiet time alone. We will let you know how we get on.
We hope to see you all soon and share our lockdown exploits with you while providing some home-made biscuits to go with tea and coffee. Take care until then.
It was great to see the Guides and Brownies gathering together outside church on Saturday morning to head over to Northcliffe woods. The Brownies had a challenge sheet, encouraging them to find interesting things. The Guides were easy to spot with their (moulting) feather boas.
Adele, the Guide leader, shared the work that the Guides did. They built 2 habitat piles for insects to live in and also for plants and vegetation to grow back on paths which shouldn’t be there but have been made since lockdown. The girls had loads of fun even in the rain and they saw lots of birds and 2 deer!
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100 origami cranes in rainbow colours have been installed in the church vestibule for passers-by to admire. They are a symbol of peace and love. We congratulate Charlotte Dolby for her skill in making these and are grateful to her allowing us to display them at Northcliffe.
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Our food donations (12kg) to the Bradford North Foodbank 2020 Christmas Hamper Project made a BIG difference to local families.
In 2020 the Foodbank handed out 190 hampers (110 with food parcels) to families and 53 hampers (20 with food parcels) to adult-only households.
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Four Rainbow Letters in front of Northcliffe church spell out the word HOPE. We want to bring encouragement to people as they walk or drive by the church. The letters will soon be accompanied by our Advent Banner, another symbol of Hope to come.
The Guides managed to get away to camp staying in small groups and enjoying the space to distance safely. They built a bridge, played frisbee netball, drank hot chocolate and made chocolate oranges. Well done guides.
When they are not venturing out, the Guide leaders make sure they maintain contact with guides and brownies in their weekly zoom sessions.
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