Keeping guiding alive during coronavirus
In these uncertain times, Girlguiding Cleveland is ensuring that guiding is as alive as ever. Leaders are keeping in touch with their girls by sending suggestions of activities and badges to help them continue their guiding journey. Units are holding online meetings so girls have 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 and, from mid- September, some units started to hold indoor meetings too. Units are offering "blended guiding" - a mixture
of online, outdoor and indoor meetings. At present, all unit face-to-face meetings are suspended in line with government restrictions.
Units showed support for keyworkers by joining in with 'Clap for Carers' dressed in their uniforms.
Celebrating Thinking Day during lockdown.
3rd Teesville Brownies have been busy preparing for Thinking Day by writing letters to a Brownie pen pal in Northern Ireland. They have twinned up with a pack from Cookstown and have matched up an individual pen pal to exchange letters before they meet on Zoom on Thinking Day. Who would have thought that the magic of writing, posting and receiving a letter would have been so exciting?