How did we keep guiding alive during coronavirus?
In those uncertain times, Girlguiding Cleveland ensured that guiding was as alive as ever. Leaders kept in touch with their girls by sending suggestions of activities and badges to help them continue their guiding journey. Units held online meetings so girls had the opportunity to see their guiding friends. Many members joined in with national activities such as online campfires and "Keeping our guiding light alive", where members placed a candle in their window every Sunday evening.
Over the summer, units met outdoors. Units offered "blended guiding" - a mixture
of online, outdoor and indoor meetings. We are now prepared in case there is ever another lockdown!
Units showed support for keyworkers by joining in with 'Clap for Carers' dressed in their uniforms.
Celebrating Thinking Day during lockdown.
3rd Teesville Brownies prepared for Thinking Day by writing letters to a Brownie pen pal in Northern Ireland. They twinned up with a pack from Cookstown and matched up an individual pen pal to exchange letters before they met on Zoom on Thinking Day. Who would have thought that the magic of writing, posting and receiving a letter would have been so exciting?