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Quirky Olympic Themed Sports Activities at The Virtual Curlew Games!

Curlew Calling! Girlguiding Members & their families are invited to join the very first (and possibly only!!) Virtual Curlew Games!

After the fun, adventure and laughter at our last virtual event we are inviting you to a quirky Olympic themed sports day on 30th May!

No actual sporting ability required!!

Join us on our Facebook group where quirky activities will be posted throughout the day on 30th May and get involved with some of our pre-event activities.

Join the Facebook Group Here:

What will happen on the day?

Check in on the Facebook Group where quirky Olympic themed fun challenges, events & activities will be posted regularly throughout the day. Complete as many or as few as you like, and share your sports adventures with us by posting your completed challenges or photos in the comments of our posts!

If you want to see some of the amazing activities we had at our Virtual Camp to see what types of things happen at these events, just scroll through our social feeds!

We will post a loose schedule a few days before the event & badges will be available to order after the event. Badges will be free for Girlguiding Cumbria South members and there will be a small charge for members outside Cumbria South and any family members who joined in and want a badge!

A quick kit list of useful items will also be available in advance but all activities have been created with little or no equipment in mind. This enables everyone to join in from their own homes with the items around them.

What are the Pre Event Activities?

Join our Facebook Group for full details, but briefly there are three main pre-event challenges

1. Create your own Olympic Village.
2. Create an Olympic Flame using the template provided and then video yourself passing on the Olympic flame. This will then be edited together to be part of our opening ceremony. (Very like the loo roll challenge we created at our virtual camp)
3. Girlguiding Cumbria South has asked its divisions to name and dress a Herdy to be part of a 100 metre Herdy race. Please check in with your commissioners for details on this. This is only for members of Girlguiding Cumbria South only.

Here is the Olympic Flame Template GGCS Virtual Curlew Games Olympic Flame Template

How do I join?

This event is open to any member of Girlguiding and their families. To access the event you need to join the Facebook Group using the link below. You you will be asked some screening questions before being allowed to join. Please do not invite others to the event as it does not ask them the screening questions and we will have to reject them. They can then re-ask to join themselves.

Here is the Facebook Group Link:

Why Curlew Games?

The Curlew Bird is Girlguiding Cumbria South’s County Mascot!

VE Day Celebrations with Girlguiding

We have been contacted by Claire Hensman, the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, encouraging us to take part in the V.E. day celebrations this coming Friday.

‘As you will be aware 8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (commonly known as VE Day). This year, the government moved the May bank holiday to VE Day to allow the nation to remember the sacrifice so many made in the fight against fascism. We had been hoping for communities to run a whole host of activities but given the restrictions due to COVID-19, sadly these have had to be cancelled’

We can still commemorate the day though, and here are some ways members of Girlguiding Cumbria South can take part.:

Before 8 May
1. Colour in this bunting, showing the many ways Girlguiding members helped with the war effort, and display it for everyone to see.

You can find the Bunting in Files on the Members Facebook Page

On 8 May
Wearing your uniform
2. 11.00 am ., take part in the two minutes silence to pay tribute to all heroes past and present
3. 2.45pm Listen to Churchill?s victory speech and then let?s celebrate by having a virtual party.
4. Friday evening join the rest of the nation singing ?We?ll Meet Again? which is very fitting in the current situation

We would love you to share your photos/videos throughout the day

By coming together, albeit virtually, we can pay tribute to the Second World War generation and show our gratitude to them for their service and sacrifice during the war

Guiders Quiz Night – Saturday 16th May 8:00pm

Guiders Quiz Night ? Saturday 16th May 8:00pm

We are holding a fun quiz night, via Zoom, for our members.
This is a social event and a chance to catch up with guiding friends.

Zoom Link will be available soon

Delivering Guiding Virtually Webinar

Zoom Webinar ? Thursday 7th May, 7:30pm

?Making the most of social media and virtual platforms to deliver guiding?.

We will have some guests sharing their experiences and answering questions, so if you would like to find out more about how they have made modern technology work for them do join us.

This will be delivered via Zoom webinar. To join click the Zoom link below and follow the instructions Zoom will email you. You can register in advance and then just click the email they send to join on the night!

Register in advance for this webinar:?


Girlguiding Cumbria South Launch 3 Song Thursdays!

At our virtual county camp in April we had such fun singing along with with Vicki on Zoom that we have decided to keep our singing going during lockdown! For the next few weeks every Thursday we will upload three songs on our Facebook Page that you can join in with!

These may be well known to you or brand new – either way we would love you to sing along!

Find Vicki on Thursdays on our Facebook Page

The First Three Song Thursday is now also on our You Tube Page!