What a year! We know that everybody will be reflecting on 2020- and we’re no different! But we think that there are lots of positive outcomes that we have achieved over the past year. We want to walk you through The Hive’s 2020 and point out some of our best bits…
January: We kicked off the year with some fantastic suggestions for resolutions that are easy to keep and then we delved straight into ‘Self Care’ as our badge of the month. Rai talked us through her work with MORSBAGS and we featured some pictures of her ‘in-action’ making them!
February: Shrove Tuesday twist time! After this, we had an inspiring blog about facing challenges as a Young Leader and the courage it takes in overcoming them. We also celebrated LGBT+ History month and learnt about the origins of the celebration as well as the problems the LGBT+ community faces today.
March: The country went into lockdown- and we saw a HUGE increase in the number of fantastic blogs being written for us! We had our ‘Entrepreneur’ Badge of the Month and Kirsty shared another fantastic Guiding story about how being a volunteer helped her during a hard time in her life.
April: Get ready to hear about ‘Wellies and Wristbands’ and ‘Forgotten Female Pioneers’! Izzy shared five ways to chill out online with us, which we all found really helpful as the lockdown wore on… Earth Day was soon upon us and we pledged to take action to help the climate.
May: Corrine shared her ‘Little Lockdown Tips’ and Maya shared how Chatham South district was helping their local NHS trust by creating and distributing PPE. It was World Bee Day which we, of course, absolutely loved! LaSER partnered up with FareShare so our Badge of the Month was themed on their badges and helping to reduce food waste.
June: Applications to join our admin team opened up and the Ranger ‘Women’s Rights’ interest badge was our Badge of the month. We also had a blog about Guiding adventures abroad with a round up
July: We had a celebration of a whole year of the Badge of the Month series! One of our fantastic members also set-up ‘The Lighter News’ to focus on some of the more positive stories happening in the world.
August: Ayushi told us about Raksha Bandhan and how she was celebrating it this year. We started our brand new ‘Hidden Histories’ series (more of this next year!) and our Woman of the Month was about ‘The Witch Who Saved A Village’. We also held a poll and changed the design/colours of our social media pages and launched our first ever competition!