Parkmill Teddy Challenge

Parkmill Teddy Challenge
Hello and welcome to Girlguiding West Glamorgan’s Parkmill Teddy Challenge Badge. Thank
you for choosing to work towards this badge and helping us to fundraise towards the
refurbishment of our Guide Centre which we use for training, holidays, fun days and much
more! We all have lots of fun at Parkmill and hope you have fun working towards the badge.
How to use the pack
There are 3 sections to this badge:
Teddy Challenges
Wales Challenges
Starlight Challenges
Each section includes lots of fun things to do. To earn this badge you must complete
challenges from each section:
Rainbows – complete 4 challenges – at least 1 from each section
Brownies – complete 6 challenges – 2 from each section
Guides/Senior section & Adults – complete 8 challenges – at least 2 from
each section
At the end of the pack you will find resources to help you use the pack with your unit.
Please remember when completing your badge that not all challenges will be suitable for all
age groups and you may need to ‘tweak’ some of the activities to suit your individual girls.
Feel free to do this but remember to challenge them at the same time! Please also
remember that all activities should take place according to the policies in the Guiding
Manual so that members are safe while taking part.
Teddy Challenges
Everyone takes their teddy when they go away – try some of these
challenges about our bears.
1. Hold a teddy bears picnic
Why not make a bear mask or bear ears to wear using the template in the pack or a paper
plate and cake cases or use your own imagination!
Have teddy bear shaped sandwiches, pom bear crisps
animal biscuits and gummy
bears to eat!
2. Make a teddy bear out of pony beads or hama beads
3. Make a bean bag bear
4. Hold a famous bear evening
come dressed as Rupert the Bear, eat Paddingtons marmalade sandwiches, play sammies
sweet with jelly bears or even do adventurous activities in the style of Bear Grylls
5. Complete one or two of the bear puzzles at the end of
this pack
6. Make a teddy fridge magnet from fimo, funky foam or
7. Hold a teddy games evening
Play corners using famous teddy bears to name the corners of the rooms
Play beetle, but make the shape of a teddy
Play teddy says (in place of ‘Simon’ says)
Hold a teddy hunt by hiding teddy shapes around your meeting place for the girls
to find
8. Take teddy on an adventure – take pictures of
everywhere he goes and make a scrapbook about his
9. Learn some bear songs or make up a song or rap about a
Wales Challenges
Parkmill is located on the beautiful Gower peninsula in South
Wales. These challenges all relate to the local customs and
traditions and to the beautiful beaches around.
1. Make Welsh cakes, Welsh rarebit or decorate biscuits
with a dragon, daffodil or another Welsh theme
2. Paint a pebble or make a collage out of shells
3. Make a sand picture
Members can colour sand using food colouring then stick it to a picture using PVA glue
in the same way you would with glitter to make a sand based collage.
4. Make a Welsh pin badge
5. Cut out the welsh word cards at the end of the pack and
challenge the girls to match the correct pairs.
6. Using scraps of material, coloured paper or plastic bags
decorate a doll or teddy in traditional Welsh costume or
make a Welsh peg doll.
7. Create a castle out of recycled and scrap materials.
8. Learn a traditional welsh song or ask someone to come to
your unit to teach you a traditional welsh dance
9. Make a dragon puppet using the ideas at the end of the
pack or using your own imagination!
Starlight Challenges
Parkmill Guide Centre is one of the places we can go to
enjoy an overnight stay so why not try some of the
challenges below relating to Parkmill, overnights and going
1. Stay away for at least one night with your unit
2. Go on a night hike/walk with your unit
3. Play some games in the dark
4. Play kims game with things you might take for an
overnight stay
5. Design a postcard from your ideal holiday destination
6. Play Bingo with the areas of Parkmill using the Bingo
cards at the end of this pack
7. Find Parkmill on a map and plan your route from your
meeting place to Parkmill
8. Hold a pyjama party at your unit meeting – don’t forget
your teddy!
9. Play the wide game at the end of the pack, or create
your own with an overnight or Gower theme.
Badge Order Form
Once your unit has completed the Parkmill Teddy Challenge, please return this form to
order your badges.
Unit ........................................................................................................................
County ...................................................................................................................
Leaders Name.....................................................................................................
Address for badges to be sent ....................................................................................................
Postcode ......................................................
Phone or email address in case of queries ................................................................................
Number of badges @ £1 each ..................................
Please add postage according to the number of badges that you order:
1-25 badges – £1.75
25-50 badges - £2.25
50+ badges - £2.75
Total amount enclosed .................................................
Please make your cheques payable to Girlguiding West Glamorgan and send it to:
Parkmill Teddy Challenge Badge
22 Llys Pen-Pant
Swansea SA6 6DA
Don’t forget – if you want to find out more about our centre at Parkmill you can visit
Teddy bear mask
Hama bead and Pony bead patterns
Cut one very long piece of wire. Fold your wire in half and loop it through the
hook. Start with the top row of beads... look at the pattern below as you add
your beads. Take the wire on the left side and string the beads onto the
wire. Lay the beads flat, then take the wire on the right and string them
through the beads as shown in the picture here to the left. Continue to do
this until your Teddy Bear is finished.
Bean Bag Bear
Materials Needed:
Sock (Any colour or size you like)
Dried Beans or Rice
Wool or elastic bands
Googly Eyes
Craft Glue
Start out by filling the sock about 3/4 full of beans or rice. Cut a piece of wool or using an
elastic band tie the sock closed about 1" above the rice, leaving a little slack. Cut off any
extra sock. Divide filled sock almost in half. You will want the toe section of the sock to be
a little smaller as this will be the bean bag bear's head. Tie a piece of yarn tightly around
the sock or use another elastic band where it is divided so you make 2 distinct sections.
You can now use felt to cut out arms, legs, and ears. Glue these into place. Also glue on the
wiggle eyes. Use more felt or other craft supplies to add more details to your bean bag
bear craft.
How to play Sammies Sweet
Girls play in groups, and should have a small plate holding 10-15 sweets of different colours
(in this case gummy bears). One of the group leave the room and the others decide without
touching the sweets which sweet belongs to ‘Sammie’. The girl who left the room returns
and picks a sweet to eat – if it is ‘Sammie’s’ her turn is over, if not she continues to choose
and eat the sweets one at a time until she finds ‘Sammie’s sweet’!
Bear songs and Rhymes
Sung to ‘Camptown races’
I know a bear that you don't know, Yogi, Yogi,
I know a bear that you don't know, Yogi, Yogi Bear.
Yogi, Yogi Bear, Yogi, Yogi Bear.
I know a bear that you don't know, Yogi, Yogi Bear.
Yogi's got a little friend, Boo Boo, Boo Boo,
Yogi's got a little friend, Boo Boo, Boo Boo Bear.
Boo Boo, Boo Boo Bear, Boo Boo, Boo Boo Bear.
Yogi's got a little friend, Boo Boo, Boo Boo Bear.
And Yogi's got an enemy, Ranger, Ranger
Yogi's got an enemy, Ranger, Ranger Smith...etc
Yogi has a girl friend, Susie, Susie
Yogi has a girl friend, Susie, Susie Bear...etc.
They all live in Jellystone, Jelly, Jelly
They all live in Jellystone, Jelly, Jellystone......etc
Now I know a bear that you don't know, Yogi, Yogi,
I know a bear that you don't know, Yogi, Yogi Bear.
Yogi, Yogi Bear, Yogi, Yogi Bear.
I know a bear that you don't know, Yogi, Yogi Bear.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Touch the ground
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Turn around
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Show your shoe
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
That will do
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Run upstairs
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Say your prayers
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Blow out the light
Teddy bear, Teddy bear,
Say good night
The teddy bear dance (sung to Twinkle Twinkle little star)
Pick your bear up off the ground
And go dancing all around
Hold him high and hold him low
Twirl him fast and twirl him slow
'Round and 'round and 'round you go
When you dance, don't let him go
This Little Bear
This little bear has a fur suit. (thumb)
This little bear acts very cute (pointer finger)
This little bear is bold and cross. (middle finger)
This little bear says, "You're not boss." (ring finger)
This little bear likes bacon and honey. (little finger)
But he can't buy them, he has no money.
Five Little Bears
Five little bears were sitting on the ground.
Five little bears made a deep growling sound: Grrrrr!
The first one said,"Let's have a look around."
The second one said, "I feel rather funny!"
The third one said, "I think I smell honey."
The fourth one said, "Shall we climb up the tree?"
The fifth one said, "Look out! There's a bee!"
So the five little bears went back to their play,
And decided to wait till the bees flew away.
True or false?
Paddington Bear keeps marmalade sandwiches under his hat
In the story Golidlocks there are four bears.
Teddy bears are named after former US President Teddy
The famous brand of Steiff Bears are identified by a
button in the left paw
Teddy Bears were invented in 1902 by toymakers in
Germany and the USA
Superted’s friend is called Stripy
The scientific word for collecting teddy bears is arctophily
The collective term for a group of bears is a hug
10% of adults still have their childhood teddy bear
Pudsey the Bear has a patch over his left eye
Yogi Bear lived in Cakestone Park
The most expensive bear ever made was the
Jubilee Bear by Steiff costing £43000
Recipe for Welsh Cakes
You will need:
200g/8oz SR Flour
50g/2oz butter
50g/2oz lard
75g/3oz caste sugar
75g/3oz currants
¼ tsp mixed spice
1 egg
Pinch salt
Milk to mix
 Sift dry ingredients together
 Rub in fat and mix in dry fruit
 Add beaten egg and little milk to
make a soft dough.
 Roll onto a floured surface to 5mm
(1/4”) thick.
 Cut into rounds using a round cutter
 Cook on a lightly greased traditional
heavy, flat, iron pan (sometimes
called a griddle or girdle), or a good
solid heavy frying pan, with a flat
base, is fine, until golden brown
 Cool and sprinkle with caster sugar
 Serve alone or with butter
Welsh Pin badge
You will need small brass safety pins and seed beads. It is helpful, but not necessary, to
have a small pliers.
You will need 9 small safety pins (8 to hang down and 1 to go across the top). Open a safety
pin, and slip the seed beads onto it following the pattern below. Once all beads are in place,
close the safety pin. You may want to use the pliers to pinch the end of the safety pin so it
will not pop open later. Repeat this step until all the safety pins are beaded.
Now you are ready to put all the beaded pins onto the last safety pin. Open the safety pin
which doesnt have beads on. Use the pliers to slightly pry apart the coil at the end of the
Slip the loop of the first beaded safety pin onto the empty one. Pull it down to the loop at
the base of the empty pin. Pull it around the loop and up the back-side of the pin. Repeat
this for each beaded safety pin.
Once all your beaded safety pins are on your last pin, use the pliers and squeeze the loop to
close it. You can now pin your new safety pin jewellery onto your shirt, hat, shoelaces, etc.
Welsh Word Cards
One Hundred
Pysgodyn Aur
Cinio Rost
Roast Dinner
Welsh Dragon Sock Puppet
You will need:
A red sock
Red craft foam
Scraps of red, yellow and orange craft foam
Red glitter glue
Fabric glue
Googly eyes
Fabric pen
Cut two wings and a tail from red craft foam. Decorate with the glitter glue.
Put the sock over your hand and mark where you want the eyes, wings and tail to go. Now lay
the sock flat and glue on the tail, wings and eyes.
While this is drying make your flames by cutting out a flame shape from yellow foam, a
slightly smaller one from orange foam and an even smaller one from yellow foam. Glue them
together in a pile.
Put on the sock puppet, using your thumb as the lower part of the mouth, and mark where
the flames will go.
Take off the puppet and glue on the flames.
Dragon stick puppet
You will need:
Red Coloured paper
Dragon template (below)
Small white circle stickers
Black pen
Lollipop sticks or garden canes
Print the template out onto card. Cut it out and use it to draw and cut out a head, mane, tail
and two legs from coloured paper.
Draw around your hand 5 times on coloured paper, or print handprints using poster paint and
cut out. Glue the handprints together and stick on the mane and the head. Add the tail and
two legs. Stick on the two stickers as eyes and with the black pen draw on the pupils,
nostrils and teeth. Fix 2 lollipop sticks or garden canes to the back of the puppet.
Parkmill Bingo
What you need to do:
Print a copy of the bingo card for each player.
Read the place options out and ask the players to write them in whichever box they
would like.
Then call out the places again in a random order, the players cross out the box with
the corresponding place.
You can give prizes for a line and/or a full house!
Ranger House
Old School
Toilet block
Car park
Flag Pole
Picnic benches
The Gower Trail Wide Game
Parkmill Guide Centre is located within the Gower Peninsular.
You are going to visit four of the beaches from the area. At the beaches (bases) you will
need to complete a task related to activities associated with the area. On completing the
tasks you will be given a part of a map which when complete will make up the Gower.
Your aim is to put the map together.
Base 1 - Pwll Du
Pwll Du was once a thriving Smugglers haunt.
Let the smugglers know that the coastguard have been tipped off and design a way to warn
Light a candle - as a reward toast some marshmallows.
Play the game Smugglers or creep up on a leader without being seen.
Base 2 – Rhossili
Gower is regarded as one of the finest stretches of coastline which contains some of the
most beautiful beaches.
Complete some of the word searches /puzzles on beaches.
Base 3 – Penmaen
There are lots of walks in the Gower.
Make sure you are prepared, using bin liners and tape make a foul weather jacket.
Or do a simple compass course (eg 10 paces on 125°, 6 paces on 45° etc.)
Base 4 – Oxwich
Gower has a number of castles.
Cross the Moat (water) to the castle using only two pieces of paper to stand on.
Or make a sand castle.
Split the groups of children in this game into two teams-the "Ins" and the "Outs". You need
to have an even number to make it fair. If you have an odd number of players, take turns on
who will sit out and be the referee, or just play with an uneven team.
Decide who will have the "jewel" on the Outs team. The jewel can be a coin, stone, small
toy, or anything that can fit in the palm of your hand without being seen. No one on the Ins
team must know who has the jewel.
If you are on the Ins team - count to 50 while the team is in the spot designated as the
If you are on the Outs team - move far away from the Ins group while they are counting.
When the Ins team have finished counting they should yell "Smugglers!" then run towards
the Outs team to tag them.
If you are on the Outs team and are tagged you should open your hand to show whether or
not you have the jewel. Teammates on the Outs team may secretly pass around the jewel as
often as they like to confuse those on the Ins team.
Change sides when the person with the jewel is tagged.
TIP: Every player on the Outs team should hold their hands in a fist as if they are carrying
the jewel to confuse the Ins team players.