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Oratia Brownies Coin Trail
On Wednesday 21 November, Oratia Brownies took part in a Community Action by having a coin trail to raise money for the SPCA.
The girls were given some time to read about three different charities in groups and then voted for the charity they wanted to donate the proceeds of their coin trail to.
As a group the girls also decided to write the words SPCA with the coins. With two of the older girls helping to lead the trail they placed their coins in it.
We all had fun participating in the coin trail and made $40 which our leader sent to the SPCA.
On Sunday, 16 September, the Auckland Region took 100 people (girls and families) to Motutapu Island for their annual regional community action day. This coincided with Conservation Week. The girls did an amazing job of planting almost 400 plants, as well as weeding and beach clean ups.
Ponsonby Brownies Eden District.
Design a Cereal thanks
A very belated, but huge, THANK YOU from 15 very excited Orewa Pippins! They were absolutely delighted with the unexpected box of prizes we received from National Office for the Design a Cereal Competition.
We all enjoyed taking part in the competition, and this was the icing on
As a relatively new unit, with all new leaders, we were especially thrilled to get a Highly Commended in a national competition. The photo is the Pippins with Koru and Pipi, taken outside the den when we received the first email.
Once again, many thanks for the fantastic selection of prizes that the Pippins received.
ODC Rodney District
Thinking Day Ceremony
On Wednesday 22 February at about 6.15 me, my mum and my dad went to the top of Mt Eden to celebrate “Thinking Day”. There were over 85 brownies, guides, rangers and their families there. The World Thinking Day Ceremony was organised by the Eastern Bays Ranger Unit.
The main theme was about environmental sustainability. They had five focus countries: Russia, Japan, Guyana, the Ivory Coast and Tunisia. Eight different Guides said things about each of the countries. They also had five pictures of the flags of all the countries and told us the percentages of the lack of some things for people in these countries like sanitation and clean drinking water. The other countries used lots of coal which goes into the air and rain forests where lots of the trees have been cut down that contributes to global warming.
The girls told us ways of saving energy like having a shower instead of a bath, turning off the water when using soap or shampoo, switching things off at the wall, use a lid on a pan when cooking, it’s quicker and uses less energy, to turn heating down one degree, you won’t notice it and it saves energy. It is also good to plant a tree.
At the start and right to the end they had four flags up, two New Zealand and two Girl Guide ones. They talked about the Canterbury earthquake as it was the anniversary of when the quake happened. We had a minute of silence. They had some roses in some small orange cones which were to remind us all about the earthquake one year ago. That day at school we had red and black day to support Christchurch and on the way to school I saw many more roses in cones. It was a beautiful sight…
By Sophie McLean (Part of Challenge 9 badge),
Cavell Brownies, Epsom District
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