We've had our final Brownie meeting of the term and of our academic year. Hooray! Hopefully this will also be our final ever zoom meeting, but no-one's holding their breath.
Flamingo had prepared a fun quiz for them, which they enjoyed, and they all learnt that my favourite fruit is raspberries - no-one guessed that!
Then Doodles presented four Brownie Bronze awards and two Silver awards. This is done by 'magic', whereby Doodles passes a certificate into her screen and a parent slides an envelope in front of the Brownie, who opens it to find their certificate and badge. It seems a bit trite, but they all really enjoy the presentation and smile broadly, which shows how much difference even a small personal touch can make.
We go back in September, when things should be easier and we know what we can do. Hopefully! Doodles was thinking we should reduce our numbers from 24 to 18, on the basis that if we have to revert to zoom next winter this will be easier. It also makes spacing a bit simpler. We talked it over and I suggested we say we'll trial this until half term (at the end of October) by which time things should be a little clearer. We won't get rid of any of the girls (although there's one we'd all very willingly lose), but not fill spaces. The other point we shall make is that at least half the pack has joined since the beginning of the first lockdown and has no experience of how we run a face-to-face meeting, so it would help to get them settled first.
I've applied for another grant to help with our annual subs because otherwise we are going to have financial difficulties.
Lastly, here's my Brownie bag with all my badges finally sewn on: