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Guiding History Wide Game
This is a wide game for younger Guides, created by Michelle Omyla, using my Crystal Palace Wide Game as a base. Used here with Michelle's permission.
What is required:
We used the Crystal Palace Rally game by Dorothy Crocker to start the wide game.
The Wide Game
It is Saturday 4th September 1909. You are a group of girls who have read “Scouting for Boys" and decided to become Scouts. You want to go to the Boy Scouts Rally at the Crystal Palace where Patrols will be inspected by Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell. His sister, Agnes Baden-Powell, is also at the rally to provide assistance if required.
Activities completed (BP or Agnes to sign off).
You have arrived at Crystal Palace, and are preparing to join the 11,000 other Scouts in the Rally.
Prepare a Patrol song or chant to explain to Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell why you should be allowed to be a Scout, and why he should start Scouting for Girls.
Prepare a Patrol song or chant to show to Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell what Guiding is like today – and to say thank you for starting Guides.
Just like Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell has been training his Boy Scouts to always be prepared for any situation, you too have read “Scouting for Boys” and have learnt to carry an emergency pack with you when you are on an outing.
In or around the meeting hall, your Patrol needs to choose six things that they think would have been essential in an emergency pack in 1909.
Then present these to Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell and explain why each is so important.
As you are making your way to the Crystal Palace rally, your Patrol comes across a small child caught in the middle of the River Thames.
Using the materials provided, you must devise a rescue plan for the girl.
Remember you are standing on the bank and can’t get close enough to touch her with your hands.
When you have worked out your plan and built what is required, call Agnes Baden-Powell to watch you perform the rescue and provide resuscitation if necessary.
(Some suggestions: raft, floaties, lasso . . .)
Your Patrol is hungry and the Scout Rally is not yet ready to start. Build a small pyramid fire, no taller than your hand, and then ask Agnes Baden-Powell for some matches.
If you have to use more than two matches to light the fire, disassemble it and build it again.
Then cook marshmallows on your fire.
When you are finished, pour water on it to make sure it is out.
You have moved forward to the 21st century, and Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell wants to ensure that you know enough about Guiding History to have earned your place as Girl Guides.
Bonus point if you know what WAGGGS stands for:
All of the answers are somewhere in the books on the bookshelf. See if you can find them all without asking for help.