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Big brownie birthday slumber - chester zoo - north west england

Discussion in 'Girlguiding North West England' started by louise34dd, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. louise34dd

    louise34dd Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Afternoon! Any Brownie Units in NWE going on this please?
    Looks a fab event! x
     
  2. culcheth1

    culcheth1 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Not heard of anyone from our District going but it will be on the Agenda at the next District Meeting
     
  3. kingfisherblue

    kingfisherblue Veteran (100+ posts)

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    We have a LiT and she sent me a text when she saw it in the email from region. She's very keen, and so are the other leaders, but we haven't asked the parents yet. I might mention it this weekend, maybe when we get back from our county weekend away. I think t would be a great experience for the girls - and probably the leaders too!
     
  4. Cazbly

    Cazbly Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)

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    Parents are being asked and we will take it from there.
     
  5. BigHedgehog

    BigHedgehog Beginner (10+ posts)

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    We're asking parents too, but I don't know what the up take will be. They are paying a lot this year already
     
  6. ellanutella

    ellanutella Beginner (10+ posts)

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    We're going! About 20 girls are going on the "sleeping with the fishes" trip in May as well. Lots of good trips this year!
     
  7. twitchy

    twitchy Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Were going too!!
     
  8. Chapman89

    Chapman89 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    think we just doing the day event pricing up coaches this week. we are attending two county events so already asked for quite a large amount of money from the parents.
     
  9. morris minor

    morris minor Veteran (100+ posts)

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    We have decided to do the day (tails and trails) because we felt that asking adults to pay £50 per head to attend the event was a bit steep. (No problem with a cost, but paying the same as the girls when you are looking after them seemed unfair)
    We also thought it was a back to front plan. We know that Brownies don't sleep (much) on a sleepover, so the girls will be very tired for a day at the zoo.
    A day at the zoo followed by a sleepover would make more sense to us.
     
  10. barnowl1980

    barnowl1980 Brownie Leader

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    We have sent letter out and asked parents to let us know with the payment next week. So should know by Thursday.
     
  11. Tishypops

    Tishypops Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I'm gutted, because of the changes in leadership team in or unit and then our accounts being out for 3 months we have not been able to get places. We were told on friday that there were a few hundred spaces let so spoke to parents last night and when I contacted HQ this morning I was told it is now full :(
     
  12. GeorgieB

    GeorgieB Guide Unit Leader & Brownies Asst Leader

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    When we saw this we just went for it - we're taking 12 girls. Now maybe thinking that we are mad!!!

    Just got all the paperwork through on Friday, so now need to get forms, kit lists to parents and organise a Parents' Meeting, and make lanterns - and only three Brownie Meetings to do it all! Eeeek! :eek:
     
  13. Chapman89

    Chapman89 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    forgot to book our coach ---- mad panick today ringing round but now have our coach booked, phew!
     
  14. Cazbly

    Cazbly Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)

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    For my bit of involvement - make lamp, turn up for coach, remember first aid kit - enjoy.
     
  15. tawnyowlrules

    tawnyowlrules (Newbie)

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    Know 5th Penwortham Brownies and 1st New Longton Brownies are both going for the Sunday.
     

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