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Cheshire Border International Challenge Badge 2013 Compiled by Cheshire Border International Adviser Table of Contents CHESHIRE BORDER INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE BADGE HOW TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE... 5 WAGGGS CHALLENGES... 6 INDIA... 8 India Challenge 1 - Flag Colour this in... 9 India Challenge 2 - Elephant Mask Craft India Challenge 3 - Rangoli India Challenge 4 - Diwali The Festival of Lights India Challenge 5 - Diwali Lanterns India Challenge 6 - Crossword India Challenge 7 - Seven Tiles (Pitto) GERMANY Germany Challenge 1 - Make a pretzel Germany Challenge 2 Castles Germany Challenge 3 - Koffer packen Germany Challenge 4 - Topfschlagen German Challenge 5 - Schokoladenessen ESTONIA Estonia Challenge 1 - Marzipan Estonia Challenge 2 Zoo Estonia Challenge 3 - Nose Telephone Estonia Challenge 4 - National Flower... 27 Estonia Challenge 5 - Chicken Estonia Challenge 6 - Vanaema s Kook FINLAND Finland Challenge 1 - Cabbage Rolls Finland Challenge 2 - Chain (Ketju) Finland Challenge 3 - Crab Ball Tag Finland Challenge 4 12 sticks on a board Finland Challenge 5 Finnish Paper Star Finland Challenge 6 Scandinavian Christmas doll UNITED KINGDOM UK Challenge 1 English Rose UK Challenge 2 Scottish Mat UK Challenge 3 Colour in the Welsh Dragon UK Challenge 4 Camping and meeting other members UK Challenge 5 Nature in the dark UK Challenge 6 3 minute chocolate brownies ORDER FORM... 54 Cheshire Border International Challenge Badge 2013 During summer 2013, 4 groups of Cheshire Border Guides/Senior Section are going on International trips. One group is going to India, another to Germany, another to Finland and Estonia and the other is going to Poacher an International camp in the UK. Our international expeditions are varied in activities and are being put together both with the girls and leaders designing the trips from modes of transport to the activities involved. Each trip is unique and brings its own challenges to each of the girls going. The trips are designed to help everyone develop a real understanding of other countries, through travel, working together as a team to complete community projects and meeting with local people. Everyone is really looking forward to their trips as it will be an excellent opportunity to find out about our guiding/scouting sisters and the work of WAGGGS around the world. We hope you enjoy completing the activities as you join us on our adventure through each of these trips. Thank you for supporting us by taking up this challenge! How to Complete the Challenge To complete the challenge you ll need to: First choose a minimum of 1 activity from each country and the WAGGS challenges. Then to complete the challenge choose the required number of activities depending on your section, from the countries of your choice. Rainbows : 3 Country activities Brownies: 4 Country activities Guides: 5 Country activities Senior Section: 6 Country activities Once you have completed your chosen activities, you can send for your Cheshire Border International Challenge Badge Order forms are at the back of this booklet or available to download from the County website: Badges cost 1.00 each and are available to order until 31st December Please note that if you want badges posting out to you please include 2 for P&P. WAGGGS Challenges For information on WAGGGS look at 1. What does WAGGGS stands for? World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts 2. Learn one of the promises from the country pages Rainbows/Brownies repeat the promise together Guides/Senior Section discuss the differences with our own promise 3. Can you name all of these World Guide Centres a) b) c) d) a- Pax Lodge, UK b-sangam, India c- Our Chalet, Switzerland d-our Cabana, Mexico 4. Did you know there is now a fifth World Centre? Do you know where it is? Africa 5. For Guides/Senior Section only this is the WAGGGS badge a. What do the following represent? i. The 2 colours? Sun shining on all the children of the world ii. The vein? Compass needle pointing the way iii. The 2 stars? The promise and law, a philosophy shared by all members iv. The flame? eternal love of humanity v. The 3 trefoil leaves? The three fold promise to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law vi. The flowing border? Shows we are a worldwide and growing movement India Guide Promise On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Guide Law. Age groups Ranger Guide Bulbul 5-10 Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: Founder Member of WAGGGS (in conjunction with present day Bangladesh and Pakistan under the name of India) Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: (01/01/2006) Admits boys: No India Challenge 1 - Flag Colour this in India Challenge 2 - Elephant Mask Craft You can tell this gorgeous elephant mask is of an Indian elephant because of his colourful head-dress and his ears! You will need: Large paper plate Grey paint Grey card Coloured paper Decoration (we used 3D paint and gems you can use whatever you have to hand) Glue Thin elastic Instructions: Paint the back of the paper plate grey and leave to dry. When the paint is dry cut out your eye holes. From grey card cut a trunk and two ears, remembering that Indian elephants have small ears. Glue the ears to opposite sides of the face and the trunk to the middle. Cut out a triangle of coloured paper for the head-dress and glue it to the plate so the point sits between the eyes. Decorate the coloured paper with bits from your craft box. Make a small hole in either side of the face. Tie a piece of elastic through. India Challenge 3 - Rangoli A rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes. Rangoli patterns are traditionally drawn with the fingers using flour, rice grains or coloured chalk. Rangoli can be square, rectangular or circular or a mix of all three. They are often symmetrical. Rangoli motifs are usually taken from Nature - peacocks, swans, mango, flowers and so on. Rangoli were originally done in small patterns of about 60cm squares, but now entire areas of floor can be covered in intricate designs, often produced by first drawing gridlines in light chalk. Outdoor Rangoli You will need: Chalk Food colouring (in a number of colours) Plain flour Long rule Thick paint brush Area of yard or garden path Use your ruler to draw out a grid of dots, as close together (for intricate designs) or as far apart as you like. In our outdoor rangoli, we used a grid 50cm by 50cm with 5cm intervals. Now draw on your design with the chalk. As before, younger children may need a design drawn for them to colour. Mix together half a cup of flour with a few drops of food colouring and a little water until it forms a paste about the texture of PVA (white) glue. Repeat for each colour of food colouring that you are using. Use your pastes to paint your design. Note: this will stain the path for quite a while (perhaps permanently) so make sure you have permission first! You may want to paint your design onto a large, movable paving stone instead of directly onto the ground. India Challenge 4 - Diwali The Festival of Lights Diwali will next be celebrated on 3rd November Diwali is celebrated by Hindus in India and all around the world in October or November. It is the Hindu New Year and is either a 3-day or 5-day holiday depending on where you come from. It is a very exciting and colourful holiday. Homes are cleaned to welcome the New Year and windows are opened so that the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, can enter. It is believed that she cannot enter a house which is not lit up, so every household burns special Diwali clay lamps (diyas) to light the way for the goddess, which is why the holiday is also known as the Festival of Lights. Children have a holiday from school. Presents are given and delicious holiday food is prepared and exchanged. New clothes and jewellery are worn. Parties are held, and dice and card games are played. Fireworks and firecrackers are set off to warn off evil spirits, so it is a noisy holiday too! The last day of the holiday is a special day for brothers and sisters called Bhaiya-Dooj (or Bhaidooj, or Bhai Dooj). Brothers give special presents to their sisters, who cook for them and look after them. The fifth day of Diwali is called Bhaiya-Dooj (Bhai Dooj), and is a special day for brothers and sisters. Design an award for your brother or sister like that shown below. India Challenge 5 - Diwali Lanterns You will need: Small jam jar Sheets of coloured tissue paper Shiny paper/foil/sequins Glue/double-sided sticky tape Scissors Tea lights Instructions: - Cut a strip of coloured tissue paper that is long enough to wrap around the jam jar. - Decorate your tissue paper by using shiny paper/foil and sequins! For the best looking effect, use just small pieces of paper or foil. This way all the colours will be lit up by the light from the tea light! - Now wrap your tissue paper around the jam jar using glue or sticky tape. - Finally, put the tea light in the bottom of the jam jar and light the wick carefully. Make sure that none of the tissue or card is on the inside of the jam jar! *Why not try making a few lanterns with lots of different colours. They make perfect garden lights!* *Alternatively you could use Glass Paints instead of paper to decorate your jar* India Challenge 6 - Crossword India Challenge 7 - Seven Tiles (Pitto) Needs 6 or more players, aged 5 and up. Equipment needed for this game is 7 sticks or stones which can be stacked into a tower, and a tennis sized ball. The game begins as one team throws the ball at the tower from about 7-10 metres away, trying to knock it over. If the thrower misses the tower, he is out for the rest of the game, and another player from the same team tries to throw. If the tower is knocked over, the opposite team must retrieve the ball, and throw it at the first team trying to hit them all out of the game one at a time. In the meantime the team which knocked over the tower must reconstruct it, avoiding the ball being thrown at them. The second team may not run with the ball, but may pass it around, seeking better position to hit out at the first team. This continues until either the first team is eliminated or the tower is reconstructed, whereupon the team cries Pitto and gets one point. The teams then swap positions and the game is played over and over again. Germany In Germany there are several different scouts and guide organisations the details below are based on Pfadfinderinnenschaft Sankt Georg. Brownie Promise I will really take part in my Patrol and in our group and do my best to bring joy to others. The Brownie can also choose her own words, when she makes her promise. Guide Promise I promise to do my best, to recognize God in my life, to engage myself with responsibility in the community I live in, and to observe the rules of the Guides. When she makes her promise, the Guide may also express its meaning in her own words. Caravelle Promise The Caravelle chooses her own words for her promise. Ranger Promise Rangers choose their own words for their promise. Age Groups Wichtel (= Brownies) 7-10 Pfadis (=Guides) Caravelles Rangers 16+ Brownies Guides Caravelles Rangers Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1950 Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: (01/01/2003) Admits boys: Yes Germany Challenge 1 - Make a pretzel Ingredients Serves: /2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast 175ml (6 fl oz) warm water (45 C) 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 280g (10 oz) bread flour 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons coarse salt, or Maldon Sea Salt flakes Preparation method Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins 1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. 2. In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture, sugar, salt and half of the flour; beat well. Beat in the remaining flour, a little at a time, until a stiff dough is formed. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in volume. 3. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8. Lightly grease a baking tray. 4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 pieces. Roll pieces out into long sticks and form into pretzel shape. Place pretzels on prepared baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt. 5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Germany Challenge 2 Castles Our girls are visiting Reineck Castle whilst in Germany. Make a castle from paper, cellotape, glue, toilet rolls, cardboard, paint, crepe paper. Like the one below. Germany Challenge 3 - Koffer packen Koffer packen means Packing a suitcase. Children sit in a circle and pretend to pack a suitcase. The first child says the first item (for example pyjamas). The second child says the first item and adds an item of her own. This continues around the circle with each child repeating the list and adding another item to the suitcase. If a child makes a mistake she is out. The last child remaining wins a treat. Germany Challenge 4 - Topfschlagen In English, Hit the Pot. This is a traditional German game for small children. Hide a pot containing a small present or piece of chocolate. The child who is It closes her eyes or is blindfolded and is given a wooden stick. She crawls on the floor, banging the spoon on the floor until she finds the pot. Spectators can help by shouting hot or cold. When she finds the pot, she gets to keep what is inside. The pot can be hidden again and the game replayed for the remaining players. German Challenge 5 - Schokoladenessen This Chocolate eating game is another traditional favourite. Wrap a bar of chocolate in several layers of newspaper and tie with a ribbon. Place the chocolate in the center of a table with a hat, scarf, mittens, fork and butter knife. Each player rolls the dice once, trying to roll a six and play proceeds clockwise. If a player rolls a six, she puts on the hat, scarf and mittens and attempts to open and eat the chocolate with the fork and knife until another player rolls a six and takes over. This fast=paced game continues until all the chocolate is eaten. Promise: Estonia I solemnly promise to do my very best: To fulfil my responsibilities to my god and Estonia, to help my neighbour and at all times to fulfil the Guide law. Law: A Guide is honest and trustworthy A Guide fulfils her/his responsibility to her/his god, country, parents and leaders A Guide is helpful and friendly A Guide is polite and obliging A Guide is a friend to nature and animals A Guide is cheerful and is not afraid of difficulties A Guide is diligent, thrifty and persistent A Guide is clean in her/his words, thoughts and deeds Age groups: Rover Guide Brownie 7-11 Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1919 Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 776 (01/01/2003) Admits boys: Yes Estonia Challenge 1 - Marzipan In Tallinn there is a Marzipan museum. This sweet made mostly of almonds and powdered sugar has been manufacturedsince the Middle Ages. The old Hanseatic cities Reval (now Tallinn) and Lübeck are both still fully convinced that the right of discovery of marzipan belongs to their city. There are places in Tallinn to go and see people painting the marzipan such as these below. Using marzipan and food colouring mixed together make a marzipan animal. To make this even harder try using coloured icing or food colouring to see if you can create the features as well. Estonia Challenge 2 Zoo 6 or more players, aged 5 to 12 played indoors or outdoors. The players are seated on chairs in a circle. Each is given an animals or birds name. The zoo keeper walks around the outside of the circle and tells a story about the zoo. When the animal name of a player is mentioned in the story, that player must get up and follow the zookeeper. Soon a great line of players forms in this way, and each holds the waist of the player in front of her. When all players are in line, the zookeeper tells them to become their animals, and the all imitate which animal they are supposed to be (eg a bird, elephant etc.) After a while the zookeeper rushes to get a chair. The player who is left out becomes the zookeeper and the game starts all over again. Players are encouraged to change their identities. Estonia Challenge 3 - Nose Telephone 6 or more players, aged 5 and up, played anywhere. Players form two equal teams and line up horizontally, each team facing the other. The game begins as the first player on each team places an empty matchbox (from wooden matches) cover on her nose. She then tries to transfer the matchbox to her neighbour without using her hands. If the matchbox falls, players must pick it up only with their noses. The winning team is that which finishes passing it along first. Estonia Challenge 4 - National Flower The national flower is a Blue cornflower. Start with an origami square base, made with the coloured side inside, instead of the usual outside. (In the square base instructions, start with the coloured side downwards instead of upwards). Then valley fold along the line shown to bring point A to the centreline Unfold the last fold, and using the crease line you just made as a guide, make a squash fold as shown Now fold point B over the right as shown. Repeat the last five steps on the left side of the paper Now flip the piece over... and repeat these (2) squash folds, that is, the last ten steps. Your piece should now look like the kite below. Fold corner C over to the left, and fold the corresponding corner D in back of the piece around the back and to the right. Next, fold the top of the piece down to the bottom, and unfold. Now looking at the top of the piece, spread the top points open. Squash fold the inner flaps as shown. Then squash fold the petals. Here is the first one (upper left petal) completed. The next three photos show the squash fold on the upper right petal. Finish the bottom (2) petals, then unfold the base so it points straight down and it s complete Estonia Challenge 5 - Chicken Make a chicken like they do in Estonia 1. You need some yellow paper, wire, feathers, eyes, glue, scissors and a pencil. 2. Use a template to trace and cut out a body. 3. Make wings, eyes and a beak. 4. Use a piece of wire to make legs. 5. Paste wings and legs. 6. Here they are. Estonia Challenge 6 - Vanaema s Kook Grandmothers cake Vanaema s kook (or Grandmother's cake in English) is a renowned Estonian dessert cake sweet, soft and tasty. It consists of a cake layer (prepared from eggs, salt, sugar, flour, sour cream and baking power), then a layer of filling mass (made of sliced apples or rhubarb mixed with sugar) and a scrumptious layer of crumbly topping. When served, the top of the cake is usually decorated with ice cream. A piece of delicious Vanaema s kook cake is a perfect accompaniment to a glass of cold milk, a cup of aromatic tea or coffee. Guide Promise: Finland I will love my God and my neighbour, my native country and mankind by fulfilling the Girl Guide ideals in my life. Brownie Promise: I promise to do my best to love my God, to fulfil the Brownie Law and to help others every day. Age groups: Vaeltaja (Finnish) Rover (Swedish): Ranger Partiolainen (Finnish)Flickscout (Swedish) Guide Sudenpentu (Finnish) Vargunge (Swedish) Brownie 7-10 Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: Founder Member of WAGGGS Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: (01/01/2006) Admits boys: Yes Finland Challenge 1 - Cabbage Rolls 300 grams ground beef 1 dl short-grain rice 1 onion ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground white pepper 1 egg Topping: 3 tbs cooking oil ½ dl dark syrup Remove the core of the cabbage with a sharp knife. Boil the cabbage in salted water, in a saucepan. Place a lid over the saucepan and allow the cabbage to simmer until the leaves begin to separate. Remove the cabbage from the water and set aside to cool. Leave appro
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