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It did on Wednesday 27 August thanks to Z Palm Beach for lending us a trailer and Snapper Fish Market for the ice. Girls made a pippin snow girl and had snow fights. For some of the girls this was their first experience with snow. You know what they say "if they can't go to the snow bring the snow to them" so that's what we did and fun was had by all.
At the end of every year our units enjoy a wet fun meeting with an old kiwi style waterslide complete with plastic tarp and dishwash liquid, however, last yearwe decided to set the challenge a little higher by sending all of our pippins down the Hydroslide at Baywave TECT Aquatic Centre in Mt Maunganui.
Due to an unfortunate incident, Clarelle, Alana (RIL) and I only managed to take them this term (2014).
Almost half had never experienced a big waterslide before and a handful of about five girls were adamant that they weren't going to try it as it was too scary. With a bit of time to warm to the idea and watching their peers and Leaders enjoy themselves and slowly build their confidence, all of those girls in the last 10 minutes decided to take the plunge! Lots of claps and big smiles all round as their parents watched in awe at how their timid little pippins were sliding down in excitement again and again and again.......
We also had a link up for two girls. They were dressed up as pirates and then had to walk the plank into the deep wave pool, while wearing life jackets. They were greeted by their Mums in the water, who then helped them on their journey to the beach where our Brownie Leader was waiting to greet them.
"Katie (6) was so proud of herself for going down the slide (First time). It was an awesomeachievement" - Katies Mum
"I enjoyed going down the hydroslide because it's fun going really,really fast on my back with my toes pointed and I like jumping off the edges into the pool" - Jordyn (6)
"I liked the waterslide because I got to go down with my leader - I was touching her back with my legs and it was fun" - Ella (6)
"The hydroslide was my favourite. It was really dark,fast and lots of fun!" - Jessica (6)
"Thank you for making Katie's (7) last night at Pippins so memorable! They all had so much fun" - Katie's Mum
Welcome Bay Pippins
Forward any stories or photos on to your Regional Co-ordinator or the Zone Office so they can be published here.
I know you have been out camping, doing Community Service and generally having a lot of GirlGuiding Adventures - lets show everyone what we have been doing!