Sunday, 19 October 2014

Gratitude Journal

Our Girls will be working on their Discovering You program area this week. We will be creating journals which will cover the areas of:

  •  "What's Important to you" #2 (Create a journal or scrapbook that highlights the things you are good at or have an interest in. For example, your topic could be working with children, sports, friendships, a special interest or collection, or a hobby. If you wish, share your work with others.) 
  • "Fit & Healthy" #5 or #6 - it will work for positive statements. 
I have created the template below for the girls to complete everyday for the week.  

I then put 4 on a page, and printed it double sided.  The template is available here --> Gratitude template (the preview may look like it is 3 pages, but it will be 2 pages if you download the documents and open it in Word)
The girls will cut the page the in half, add a coloured sheet of paper on the outside, sew the book together, and decorate the cover of their books.

While the girls are decorating the cover, we will discuss some examples for each section.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Girl Guide Badge Scarf and Program badges

We were asked by our parents for a visual version of where the badges are to be sewn on a Guide's badge scarf. I looked around and could not find one, so I created one (not my best work, but you get the idea). I have also included a picture of the program badges 

A bigger version is available here: Badge Scarf and Program Badges

What to put on the badge scarf: The general rule is 'if it is not in the Program Book, it does not belong on the badge scarf'.  It is always good to start sewing any 'Interest badges' (i.e. skating, campfire leaders, etc) on the on the back of the scarf, to make sure you have room for the Program badges.

Crests from camps and other activities are great for your daughter's camp hat or campfire blanket. :)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Things the girls need to bring every week = BUMPS

With a new guiding year about to start, I wanted to share what we request our girls to bring every week.

Parents, please make sure your girls have BUMPS every week. 

Bag (to hold everything)
Money (dues)
Program book
Shoes (running)

(optional - water bottle)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

SWAPS ideas

These are various SWAPS my unit made. Any that don't have our unit/troop number on the front, are listed on the back.  Here is a Word document that has all the templates

Ontario Rally Day SWAPS

Our unit will be attending a provincial rally in May. We made these to take with us. We printed the outline on the printable Shrinky Dink paper, and the girls coloured and wrote on them before we put them in the oven. Attached is the template and examples we used.

WAGGGS friendship knot SWAPS

Here is the WAGGGS Friendship knot SWAPS we made.  We used a glue stick to glue them to the paper and keep them together. I am including the Word document with the front & back template and instructions for tying the knot.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Girl Guide Trefoil Toque

Girl Guide Trefoil Toque Knitting Pattern 

Cast on 80 stitches.

Work 12 rows in ribbing (either (k1, p1) or (k2, p2). 
If you don’t want a cuff knit 2 rows in stocking stitch and then start pattern; if you do want a cuff knit 14 rows in stocking stitch and then start pattern.

To work pattern you must be on a knit row. Knit 31 stitches and then start following the chart.





Knit one row; purl one row then, start shaping the top:
    Row 1: (must be a knit row) knit 2 together, knit 6 repeat across row
    Row 2: purl
    Row 3: knit 2 together, knit 5 repeat across row
    Row 4: purl
    Row 5: knit 2 together, knit 4 repeat across row
    Row 6: purl
    Row 7: knit 2 together, knit 3 repeat across row
    Row 8: purl
    Row 9: knit 2 together, knit 2 repeat across row
    Row 10: purl
    Row 11: knit 2 together, knit 1 repeat across row
    Row 12: purl
    Row 13: knit 2 together, repeat across row
    Row 14: purl 2 together, repeat across row

Repeat last 2 rows until you are left with 3 stitches. Cut yarn along enough to stitch the side of the hat and pull through the remaining stitches.

** this pattern is designed for going back and forth.  I did it in a round, until the design, then I went back and forth, the continued in a round.  Then I only had a small seam to sew together.

I can't take credit for this pattern.  I found it years ago on, but it is no longer active.  

If you don't like the trefoil, here is some other versions of the trefoil (available in one template)