Camping with Brownies

Camping with Brownies

This is a momentous weekend in our household. My daughter (who will turn eight in less than one week) has gone away on her Brownie troupe’s pack holiday this weekend. They are ‘camping’ in a lodge for two entire nights. Moozles has been so excited all week. And to be honest, I was a bit excited too. Husband and I rarely get the chance to have alone time with Dubz. But I was also a bit nervous. Apart from staying with her grandparents loads, and her one one-night sleepover a couple of weeks ago, Moozles has not been away from home during the night.

But I did not have time to spend on worrying as it has been a busy week. Then I spent Friday afternoon labeling and packing her things. Though, to be honest, the labeling only took a few minutes as I have one of those cool Stampastic pads (I even labeled her toothpaste and teddy bear – oh, the satisfaction). Anyway, Husband came home early so we could all drive Moozles to the campsite. She chose her bed and I got it ready. Then it was time to say goodbye.

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Becoming a Brownie

Becoming a Brownie

Two months ago Moozles turned seven, and with that she was able to join Brownies. She had been in Rainbows for a year beforehand, so was not new to Girlguiding. But Brownies has felt like such a big step up. Plus she moved troupe and to a new Brown Owl (that’s what they call the leader).

Moozles does not enjoy trying new things. She gets a bit anxious and nervous. I practically had to force her to attend Brownies. And although she enjoyed Rainbows, she was always trying to get out of attending the weekly sessions. I have previously written about how Moozles tends to quit activities, but I would like her to continue with Girlguiding for a bit longer. Girls learn about the wider world in Brownies, as well as joining in to help their community. These are important lessons for all young people. Moozles has really started to love Brownies, and I hope this continues. Girlguiding is a place for girls to make friendships, build confidence and gain skills they will have for life.

Becoming a Brownie

 

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