Blog / May 26th, 2020

Midsummer Sleepover Challenge 2020

Girlguiding Anglia is excited to invite you to the Midsummer Sleepover Challenge 2020.

The Challenge

We know that many of you have sadly had to cancel or postpone camps and sleepovers due to Coronavirus, so we wanted to create a challenge that will allow all our members to have a sleepover adventure at home.

The Midsummer Sleepover is open to all sections of Girlguiding, including 18-30’s and the Trefoil Guild .You can do the challenge on your own, with your family, online with a friend or leaders might like to organise unit events.

Our Region Chief Commissioner, Tracy Foster, will launch the sleepover at 2pm on Saturday 20 June with a welcome message, live on the region Facebook page. This will be followed by various supporting videos throughout the day on Facebook and the region YouTube channel, to help with some of the challenge activities and to make us all feel part of a great big sleepover. The videos will include a cricket challenge, a sing along and bedtime story on the Saturday evening and a farewell brunch on the Sunday morning. We would love for as many people from across our region and further a field to get involved throughout Midsummer’s weekend, but don’t worry if you can’t join us then, the challenge and all supporting resources will be available for you to use at any time over the summer.

If you want to do this as a unit event, leaders can follow the basic plan for the day and add their own unit activities to make it special for their members.

There are three parts to the Midsummer Sleepover 2020 Challenge:

  1. The compulsory element – you need to sleep somewhere other than your bed. This could be as simple as sleeping on cushions on your bedroom floor, creating a den in your living room, pitching a tent or even sleeping under the stars. What would be an adventure for you?
  2. Next choose two Midsummer activities to complete. We will provide a selection of activities to chose from, including building a sundial, midsummer activities from other countries,  a cricket challenge from Essex County Cricket and a sun medallion treasure hunt.
  3. Finally take part in two Sleepover challenges. These will include a sleeping bag challenge,  creating some campfire treats, a sing along and sharing a picture of the sunrise on Midsummer’s Morning.

This challenge is for fun and we won’t be asking for anyone to submit what they have done to qualify for the badge, but if you would like to share what you got up to then please do so on the region social media platforms. The badge is available to members and non members and the region shop will be taking pre orders from the weekend of the 20 June.

Full details of the challenge, the activities, the programme and the badge will be released week commencing 8 June. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media channels for updates. For now, leaders can discuss plans with their units and please also share with other members and parents.