We were awarded a further grant for printing and postage of another mailshot to all our members in November. We used the opportunity to host our first Virtual Sleepover.
As well as activities to do at home, our members were invited to join some sessions on Zoom. The Rainbows enjoyed games and a bedtime story, then the Brownies played a game before hearing about the planned re-introduction of Beavers to Wales. The Guides and Rangers had a quiz before a virtual campfire sing-a-long.
Many members made a den in their own homes for the sleepover. For our closing event on Sunday, we were joined on Zoom by Bev Martin, Chief Commissioner of Girlguiding Cymru.
One of our leaders turned up at Anglesey Guide Centre for the sleepover by mistake. Here is what she got up to when she was there:
No face to face meetings can take place at present. They will only start again when allowed by Girlguiding in line with Government guidance, and after risk assessments of properties and units have been completed.
However, Girlguiding has stayed active in new and imaginative ways over the past year. Many leaders have been sending out activities by post or e-mail for girls to do at home, and some of our units are meeting online. ‘Adventures at Home’ are freely available for everyone on the Girlguiding UK website.
Here on Anglesey, we held a Virtual Sleepover in November 2020 and recently launched 2nd Anglesey (Virtual) Guide and Ranger Unit which meets online. Find out more on our News page.