Parkmill Teddy Challenge Introduction 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 similar 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 travels 9. Learn some bear songs or make up a song or rap about a bear 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 away. 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 ‘Janus’ 22 Llys Pen-Pant Morriston Swansea SA6 6DA Don’t forget – if you want to find out more about our centre at Parkmill you can visit http://www.girlguidingwestglamorgan.org/page7.html Resources 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 Felt Googly Eyes Craft Glue Scissors Instructions: 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 Roosevelt 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 Method: 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 pin. 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 Pump Five Deg Ten Cant One Hundred Pysgodyn Aur Goldfish Ceffyl Horse Cath Cat Llaw Hands Traed Foot Llygaid Eyes Bara Bread Oren Orange 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 Instructions: 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) Glue Small white circle stickers Black pen Lollipop sticks or garden canes Instructions: 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! Ilston Ranger House Stonemill Greencwm Old School Shop River Lawn Bar-B-Que Toilet block Woods 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 them. 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. Smugglers 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 "Den." 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.
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