Rainbows Go Rambling

Rainbows from Girlguiding Kent Weald County enjoyed a day of outdoor activities in sunny weather in the beautiful grounds of Bethany School. With their Leaders, the girls rambled between the challenges, experiencing new adventures led by our enthusiastic team.

The shelter-building activity was very popular, especially as it involved edible worms and mud! Rainbows were provided with rope and groundsheets in an area of trees and had to decide how they would build a bivouac to protect them from the weather.

Parachute games were played, girls met people with dogs from both Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Guide Dogs, produced some marvellous outdoor art with shells, twigs and leaves and used fabric paints to decorate bags to take home.  Rainbows cooked healthy (and less healthy!) snacks on the barbecue and enjoyed a picnic lunch with their own Leaders.

“Girls can…. get muddy” – especially if they are painting with mud or paddling in it!  The request for warm water in the paddling pools of mud has been noted for next time!

For those who walked 500m to the bottom of the field, there was a treasure hunt which involved chocolate coins and the use of a compass.  The girls demonstrated excellent navigation skills!

Everybody came together following the afternoon sessions to watch a display of hawks.  The finale, led by our new County Commissioner, included bubbles, party bags, our Rainbow Goodbye Song and thanks to all involved.

Sally Hutchings
County Rainbow Adviser