Pip’s Perspective – a message from the Chief Commissioner
What a fantastic term it’s been for celebrations! I’ve enjoyed reading your tweets about Burn’s Night, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day, Holi, St David’s Day, Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day (what have I missed?!) and this week lots of ‘welcome to Spring’ and Easter events and crafts.
Out of necessity many of these activities have been inside - after all it’s not so easy getting out in the cold and dark – but I’m sure that with the promise of warmer weather and lighter evenings you’re already planning with your girls and leader team to get outside more next term. Our Growing Up Wild initiative launched last September is proving to be hugely popular and Paw Print badges are beginning to crawl up and over uniform tops! Take a look at Paw Prints ‘In the Spring’ and ‘With Insects and Mini Beasts’ for some inspiration for after the holidays and add some of the girls’ ideas too! Look out for ‘pop up’ Growing Up Wild events over the summer or why not organise one in your District? Contact local organisations such as the Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust and RSPB and ask if one of their volunteers could help you to connect your girls with nature, they’ll be delighted to support you!
Enjoy the Spring break and Happy Easter to all those of you who will be celebrating.
Twitter: @ PipMcKerrow
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