Blog / June 24th, 2020

Rhymes, Riddles & Rambles

We have received so many incredible pieces for our Rhymes, Riddles & Rambles challenge and we want to use this blog to share some of our favourite creative writing entries.

If you haven’t already, but would like to take part in this challenge, you can find out all the information you need here.

Thank you to everyone who has already sent in their creative writing entries to us, we are sending out badges and certificates weekly. Due to the high demand for this challenge we have also produced a physical copy of the badge which is now available to order on the retail website, you can find this here.


By Lily, 3rd Oulton Browines, Girlguiding Norfolk


This Guiding Light

This guiding light

That hugs us tight

Through daylight

Or through moonlight

Becomes the flashlight,

Guiding us to the sight,

Of our guiding families’ lights,

Though our usual meetings are out of sight,

Our guiding spirit is never out of mind,

With this guiding light

By Chloe Sladden – 2nd Waltham Abbey Brownies – Essex West County



By Rachel Bond, Brownie leader – 2nd Faringdon Brownies, Oxfordshire



By Daisy Pope, 12th Aylesbury Guides, Buckinghamshire


Oh, campfire

Oh campfire, oh campfire, lighting up the dark.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, your flames create a spark.
You keep me warm when it’s cold,
Your colours are bright and bold.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, guide the way home.

Oh campfire, oh campfire, you make my smores gooey.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, you make marshmallows chewy.
You provide me food for the night,
You make the dark sky bright.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, guide the way home.

Oh campfire, oh campfire, singing songs around you.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, you brighten up the view.
Now it’s time for bed,
To you, “goodbye” I said.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, guide the way home.

Oh campfire, oh campfire, you lightened up the dark.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, your flames created a spark.
You kept me warm when it was cold,
Your colours were bright and bold.
Oh campfire, oh campfire, you guided the way home.

By Jessica Williams, Bourne End Guides and Rainbows


Lockdown and Rainbows 

Little did we know the impact it would have;

Our lives changed forever.

Covid-19 caught the world by surprise!

Key workers, like knights in shining armour rose to the challenge.

Death, sadly, would make headline news;

Ordinary lives, changed forever.

Working, schooling and Guiding from home were the norm.

No close contact allowed, families separated.

And yet, hope remained!

New norms were created!

Dreams continued!

Rainbows in windows put smiles on the faces of those walking by.

Acts of kindness were no longer random;

Inspiration came from Captain Tom Moore.

Nobody’s lives will be the same again


Our future history lessons will tell of how we saved the world.

We stayed home,

Stayed safe 💖

By Sally Nash, Unit leader 1st Glinton Rainbows, Helpston District, Cambs-West


Lockdown word art

“I chose words that are the most relevant to my lockdown experience as it’s been a real time to get off the usual ‘treadmill’ of general business and appreciate a slower pace, nature and family more. I’m very thankful that, so far, my loved ones have stayed safe.”

By Catherine Leigh, North West Norfolk Division Commissioner



We’ve got a new puppy called Bella

Who refuses to do what we tell her.

She poos on the floor,

runs out of the door

and her tail wags like a propellor.

By Mia Walkey, age 6. A Rainbow with Scopwick and Kirkby Green unit, Lincolnshire South.



Roses are red

Blossoms are blue

Midsummers day is here

Hooray, woohoo

Midsummers day leaves again

Maybe next year I’ll build a den

To watch sunrise and sunset

My alarm is set, hope I don’t forget

By Eliza, 7th Leighton Buzzard Brownies, Bedfordshire


Things I really enjoy doing in lockdown

“This explains Ellen’s feelings at this time, good and bad and how and when the lockdown started.”

By Ellen Pyburn, aged 9, 1st Beccles Brownies, North East Division, Girlguiding Anglia.