Welcome Guiding sisters!

20 02 2011

We would like to extend an extra-special welcome to anyone who has come to visit this site because of the Thinking Day Postcard exchange!

We loved hearing from each one of you! Thank you for all the postcards and E-Cards!

We hope that you enjoy browsing our site! Please leave a comment to tell us what you thought. We’d love that!

Feel free to take a look at our “About us” page if you want to know a little bit more about us. Our “Badges” page will tell you a little bit more about the South African Guide program. Check out our Archives if you want to know what happened a while ago.

Thank you for visiting!


Surviving on a desert island!

20 02 2011

We had a wonderful invite-a-friend evening, although it was sad that some of our friends were unable to make it.

We enjoyed an evening on a desert island. We melted chocolate and dipped marshmallows into the chocolate. That is, the chocolate that wasn’t eaten by this stage! Delicious!

Unfortunately, some of the guides “fell” out of the coconut palms, so we had to use triangular bandages to do up their arms in slings!

After creating a compass using a needle, magnet and a bowl of water, the guides used their improvised flags to signal for help. They then had to scavenge for materials to use to knot together a “rope” to pull the rescue boat in with!

Final verdict: A good time was had by all!

Happy holidays!

20 11 2010

We finished off the year with a campfire run by Shari as part of her Chief’s Challenge. Thank you to all the Guides, Brownies, Teddies and parents that attended. It was wonderful to see so many of you there!

After the campfire, the girls crowded around the campfire, eagerly toasting marshmallows to make S’mores. Meanwhile, the adults socialised inside the hall over a cup of tea. Thank you to everyone who brought a plate of eats. I’m sure that everyone appreciated the spread!

The Guides and Brownies also had a lot of fun with the sparklers that Linda’s mom brought. Thank you!

The campfire was a wonderful event! Thank you for organising it so well, Shari. We look forward to seeing you finish your Chief’s Challenge next year!

We will meet again on the 21st of January next year, and NOT on the 14th as I said in the letter. I apologise for the mistake that crept into the letter.

We will be having an invite-a-friend evening on the 28th of January next year. Start thinking about who you are going to invite now already! We’re going to have a lot of fun!

Springtime = Camping!

28 08 2010

Camping in sunny South Africa!

Learning about fire safety.

Home, sweet home…

Time for lunch!

Let’s build a fire.

Mess kit rack.

The awesome windy drier!

Centenary Mascot Handover!

20 03 2010

We met at the Union Buildings early in the morning on the 13th of March. All of the Teddies, Brownies, Guides and Rangers in the region were there. We played games together until the bus arrived. We then drove through Pretoria on an open bus, singing, cheering and yelling. The girls from our guide company went wild with their vuvuzelas! Guiding is still alive!

When we reached Bamber, we continued with the centenary mascot handover event. Some of our guides and brownies participated in the centenary act and tree planting. Well done girls!

The event closed with prayer, after which refreshments were served. Thank you to all who attended!