Blog / January 25th, 2021
Buzz about Anglia – Bee an International Explorer
On Sunday 24 January we launched our Buzz about Anglia, 50th Birthday Challenge along with the first of 6 themes – Bee an International Explorer. with lots of help and ideas from our international team, we have created this blog to show how you can complete this first of six themes for the Challenge.
You can download this theme pack here.
Bee an International Explorer
Discover more about guiding around the world and WAGGGS. There’s a whole world out there to access and enjoy!
We’ve gathered together the ideas shared on our Facebook Interactive session below to help you decide what to do to meet this part of the badge, either as an individual or within your unit. We’d love to see what you get up to, feel free to share and tag us in on social media (#AmazingAnglia) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our morning started with an introduction to the theme from Sue Trischitta, Anglia International Advisor followed by a message from Charlotte Makanga, Girlguiding’s International Commissioner. You can watch both these videos by clicking on the links or visiting the Girlguiding Anglia YouTube channel.
Activity 1 (aimed at Guides, Rangers and adults) – Scratch Map
Activity 2 (aimed at Guides and Rangers) – WAGGGS quiz
Activity 3 (aimed at any age) – World Badge Trefoil
Download this quick explanation of the meaning behind all the parts of the World Badge Trefoil. It’s a unifying symbol of WAGGGS with every part of the design having its meaning. Then have a go at making your own World Badge Trefoil in any creative medium you like from food to biodegradable glitter and everything in between. We’d love to see your designs and remember anything creative can also count towards the Bee New and Creative theme of the 50th Celebration Badge!
Take the activity a step further and play World Badge Trefoil Beetle Drive with this helpful resource.
Activity 4 (aimed at Brownies and above) – World Song sing-a-long
The WAGGGS World Song is a Symbol of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, which highlights the principles and spirit of the WAGGGS Movement. It is sung at every Association Service and should be known by every member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts! Watch the Girl Guide Association of Barbados sing it here on Facebook and download the lyrics from our resources section to have a go yourself.
Activity 5 (all ages) – WAGGGS World Centres Virtual Programme
Although we can’t visit in person at the moment, each of the world centres has started a virtual challenge for 2021. Some are free and others have a charge and can be viewed and booked here on Eventbrite. Activities include a virtual race across Europe, Indian cooking with Sangam and beginners Bollywood dancing amongst many others!
Activity 6 (Guides and above) – origami doves with Pax Lodge
Here is an activity you could try from Pax Lodge, we’d love to see your pictures once you’ve made them.
Activity 7 (Guides and above) – Alpine Mac N Cheese and apple sauce with Our Chalet
Our Chalet is the name of the world centre in Switzerland. Located high in the mountains, it is breath-taking during any season. Many visitors to Our Chalet rave about the mac N cheese and apple sauce. One of our members, Mandy, was kind enough to ask them for the recipe now available in our downloads area. Why not give it a try and send us pictures of the results.
Activity 8 (Rainbows and above) – Our Chalet Tin Can Cowbell
Our Chalet is famous for cowbells and you can make your own from a tin can or a yoghurt pot, have a go at this tin can activity for older members or this one using yoghurt pots suitable for younger members.
Activity 9 (Guides and above) – Sangam World Centre Virtual Tour
Perfect for virtual meetings, watch this 10-minute video and tour Sangam World Centre in Pune, India. Why not follow it up with one of these two brilliant activities from Sangam; draw around your hands or feet on paper and make your own henna designs or learn 4 different ways for making Rangoli on paper.
Activity 10 (Brownies and above) – Our Cabana Paper Bag Pinata
Activity 11 (various activities for all ages) – Gold Rwanda Activities
Our final world centre is Kusafiri, a moving centre based across Africa. This year it will be in Ghana but why not try one of these activities kindly shared with us from members of an international GOLD trip to Rwanda.
Activity 12 (Rainbows to Rangers) – Skills Builders and Unit Meeting Activities
You can also use official Girlguiding programme sessions to cover this theme within the 50th Birthday Challenge. Here we’ve pulled together the activities that would all count towards the challenge and official programme badges!
Activity 13 (all ages) – World Thinking Day
Activity 14 (Guides and above) – Thinking Day on the air
Thinking Day on the air, (TDOTA), is an opportunity for the members of Girlguiding, from the youngest Rainbow to the oldest Trefoil Guild member, to talk to other members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world via Amateur Radio. Check out their website for some activities and also the opportunity to take part!
Take care and safe travels from your armchair!
You can get your Buzz About Anglia challenge badge here.