Guides learning new skills in lockdown
Girlguides from Billingshurst have been finding new skills during the lockdown after being unable to have face-toface guiding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2nd Billingshurst Guides were encouraged to achieve interest badges for their Gold Award independently at home after adapting a new Girlguiding programme which was introduced at the start of September 2019.
Natalie Evans, 2nd Billingshurst Guides leader, said: “The work the girls have produced has been amazing.
“The most popular badges have been confectionery, photography, upcycling, mixology and natural remedies.
“We are now having Zoom meetings to enable a bit of social contact and routine again and keep doing the fun guiding activities the girls love.
“So far we have been doing quizzes, learning sign language and having a long awaited catch up with the girls.”
Things the girls have been busy creating include turning a metal shelf unit and tin cans into a strawberry planter, bag making using items such as an old skirt and selling them to raise money for charity, using scraps of material to make a quilt, turning old tin cans into useful stationary pots and making a kiwi lip scrub for the Natural Remedies badge.
Many of the girls have been also making cakes including fudge, chocolate tiffin, truffles and macarons.
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A member of the 2nd Billingshurst Guides with her work