Blog / May 26th, 2021

Fiesta Fun Event Pack

Download pack available here.

Introduction

Girlguiding Anglia are extremely excited to launch Fiesta Fun, as part of our 50th Birthday celebrations. In addition to our region challenge pack, Buzz about Anglia, (download the pack here) there will be two key region events this year, Fiesta Fun and Anglia’s Amazzzing Birthday Party. Both events will encourage members to either get involved as a unit/district or division or you can take part at home on your own or with your family and friends. Each event will have a downloadable event pack, full of inspiration, challenges, links to activities and resources and a programme timetable, highlighting what will also be available on our YouTube channel.

We want these events to be as interactive and inclusive as possible and we also want you to feel empowered to adapt them to suit you and/or your unit, so if you can’t take part on the advertised weekend, feel free to schedule the fun for another date.

Event Details

When: Saturday 17th July 2.00pm to Sunday 18th July 10.30am

Who: All Girlguiding members including Trefoil Guild are invited to take part, families too!

Where: At home, in your unit or as part of a guiding group.

How: Use the event pack for guidance and highlight which parts of the programme and what activities you’d like to complete. If you want to make use of our videos on YouTube either share links with your units or ensure you have wifi access for when you hold the event.

Follow us during the event:

Register your interest now by clicking here!

We’d love to know who will be joining in the fun from across the region and beyond. Please take a few minutes to complete our register of interest form here, https://bit.ly/3v1oVGK

Fiesta Fun Challenge Badge

Did you hear? Fiesta Fun will have its own challenge badge too! To achieve your badge you must:

  1. Take part on the Fiesta Fun sleepover and sleep somewhere other than your bed. Perhaps you can build a den in the dining room, or even sleep outside under the stars. Make sure an adult helps you find the perfect place to sleep.

Unit leaders please ensure risk assessments are carried out if you are doing this as a unit.

  1. Make and eat one of our Fiesta Food recipes or make your own celebration meal to eat with your family or Guiding friends.
  2. Try one of the creative craft activities. You could make a tin can bee or perhaps your own Pinata.
  3. Take part in 2 of our Fiesta Fun activities. You could learn to juggle or create your own carnival dance, try some meditation or laughing yoga.

There are lots of activities and crafts that you can take part in. We will share all of the links and resources for the event at the end of June so you have chance to prepare, but for now here’s some inspiration to help you get that Fiesta Fun feeling.

FFiesta Food – make one of our Fiesta themed meals or snacks.
IImagination – Make one of our craft ideas
EExpress yourself – Join in with Dancing Emma or create your own carnival dance.
SSunrise Promise – Take part in the sunrise promise renewal
TTreasure Hunt – Girlguiding Anglia is 50 this year. Can you find 50 things and arrange them to spell out ANGLIA FIESTA FUN? Take a picture of your creation and email it in or tag it on Instagram.
AAnglia Challenge – complete one of the challenges from the Buzz about Anglia challenge – look for the bee symbol against the activities.
FFancy Dress – Make a carnival costume from recycled materials
UU can do it – Learn to Juggle with Jolly Mess or Try Drumming with Toby.
NNight time – Build a den or camp out for the night. Make sure an adult checks where you are sleeping.

Programme of Events

The timeline for the event on both Saturday and Sunday (please note all there will be videos shared via YouTube for each of these activities, to subscribe to our region YouTube channel please follow this link: www.youtube.com/user/GirlguidingAnglia

Saturday 17th July

2.00pm            Introduction

2.15pm            Dancing with Emma

3.00pm            Juggling with Jolly Mess

4.00pm            Drumming with Toby

5.00pm            Make your own Fiesta Fred with Chris

6.00pm            Carnival Camp Fire

7.00pm            Mindfulness before bed

8.00pm            Ranger’s Quiz (this will be hosted on Zoom for our 14+ members)

Sunday 18th July

5.00am            Sunrise Promise Renewal

8.00am            Breakfast – Join us for some mixology smoothies

9.00am            Yoga with Laughing Lyn

9.30am            Fiesta Finale and Mexican Wave

 

Share the fun – how to get involved

Make sure you are following Girlguiding Anglia on Twitter (@gguidinganglia), Instagram (@girlguiding_anglia) & YouTube (Girlguiding Anglia) to hear the latest news about this exciting event!

We would love to see the fun you’re having and how you’re celebrating with us so don’t forget to share your photos, quotes and fun either via email to anglia50@girlguiding-anglia.org.uk or you can simply tag us on our social media platforms.

If you send us photos or videos to share please don’t forget to include permission forms, these can be found here: www.girlguiding-anglia.org.uk/resource/photo-permission-form

Let us know what you think

As part of our ongoing commitment to hearing our members’ voices, we’d love for you to complete our short survey about this event. The feedback we receive is shared with the region’s operations group and will be used when similar, future events are considered.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3QVFQL5

Thank you!

Thank you to the region’s task and finish group for designing and developing Fiesta Fun, to all the volunteers that supported with resources and to the external parties who contributed to the activities.

Not forgetting a huge thank you to our members for supporting this region challenge and for continuing to deliver great guiding, you’re amazing!