Monday, 5 March 2018

Library Visit and Reading Badge

We have a fantastic relationship with the church where we do our meetings. We've had Sparks/Brownies/Guides units in the church on Monday nights for over 30 years so we are well established and connected with the church staff. Most of the time our meeting space is available with no conflicts but every so often we will get a short notice email that we can't use the space. Just such a call happen this week as 5 hours before the meeting we had to find a new space and meeting topic. Flexibility is something we talk about with the girls all the time so we packed everyone up and went on a trip to the local public library. 

I was able to whip up a quick "Passport to Reading" that enabled the girls to complete their Hurrah for Reading interest badge. The Library trip also fit into the Key to my Community program area as we talked about the role of the library in our community. You can get a copy of the Reading Passport Here

This was a pretty low-key meeting. We looked around at the different parts of the library - front desk, different sections for books, meeting rooms, computers, etc. Most of the girls were very familiar with the space as this was their local library branch. Then the girls worked away through their reading passports. All were able to finish and received their reading interest badge at the next badge night!

We had a super fun time on this field-trip. Have you ever taken your unit to your local library?

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