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Virtual camp provides lockdown pick me up

By Kirsty Brown

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Girlguiding Turriff hosted a virtual camp for Brownies and Guides during lockdown.

Around 50 members, along with their families, took part in the 24 hour event which saw them spend a night in either a tent in the garden or a den inside their home.

Utilising technology - including Zoom, Facebook and e-mail - the girls took part in a variety of activities which counted towards badge work and unit skill builder activities.

As well as pitching their camp for the night, activities included making a camp gadget, enjoying a rainbow coloured snack, planning a camp menu, learned about waterproofing and repairing their camping kit and an a-z scavenger hunt.

In the evening everybody came together on Zoom for a campfire with a selection of the girls' favourite songs.

As well as taking part in activities organised by their leaders the girls had the opportunity to enjoy activities as part of a day long Adventures At Home festival hosted by Girlguiding on Youtube.

The festival's activities included magic tricks, football skills, science experiments and art with Aardman Studios.

Everyone who took part enjoyed their virtual camping experience, with feedback including "it was a real pick me up in these uncertain times" and "it was lots of fun, certainly a camp I won't forget!"

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