Easter activities for Fenland’s guides include a waterways adventure

GUIDING members across Fenland have been having lots of fun away from home during the Easter holidays taking part in new activities and making friends on their residential adventures.

Nearly 20 Rainbows and Brownies from Manea snuggled in their sleeping bags last weekend for a ‘Sweetastic’ sleepover.

Sleep was not the only thing on Saturday’s agenda for the girls, all aged 5-10, though. They also took part in a host of activities before lights-off, including playing outdoor games, making jewellery, cooking some tasty sweet delights and designing their own sweet mascots.

Brownie Leader Teresa Elliot said: “The girls had a blast! Being able to take part in a sleepover like this is a fantastic opportunity for them to gain new experiences in a safe environment, and have a great adventure with their friends”.

And five older guiding members from across the local area had an adventure of their own too – navigating their way from March to Outwell on a narrow boating expedition.

Senior Section member Emily Syred organised the whole trip as part of her Queen’s Guide Award, the highest award that can be gained in guiding.

As well as navigating the boat, they cooked for themselves and completed the Going Green Outdoor Challenge, which included a video diary and presentation on sustainable energy, documenting wind turbines close to the river.

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Emily is an experienced boater but many of the others on the trip had never been on a canal boat before.

Sophie, 14, said: “It was a really fun trip on the boat and I learnt lots of new skills”.

For more information on guiding in your area for girls and young women aged 5-26 and all adult volunteers, visit our county website www.cambseastguides.org.uk or call 01223 813917.

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