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Introducing the Curlew Cup



Autumn Term Curlew Cup Challenge – Human Miles Challenge

This Autumn Half Term we want to know how many human powered miles you can clock up. So no cars, planes or trains. We want to know how many miles you do over a week, walking, cycling, roller skating canoeing etc. Then the Division with the most miles will win the 1st Curlew Cup Challenge! Points will also be given for unusual or exciting ways to clock up those miles.

As the challenge is a bit random, so will be the judging!!!!

Info on how to submit your miles is coming soon….

To help you get planned and ready to win the next challenge with your Division, here are the challenges for the next two terms!

Feb Half Term: Make a Trefoil from Natural Objects

We want to see the best collection of pictures of trefoils make from natural objects.

May Half Term – Spread a Smile

You can complete this challenge in the most interesting way you can – we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.


Owls visit Hawkshead Rainbows and Brownies

1st Hawkshead units really loved the visit they had from the Owl Sanctuary. They brought along Owls which live wild in Cumbria, along with some larger ones,
they had all been rescued. The girls held them and stroked them, learn about what the owls eat and how they live.

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Kendal Division Camp

North Lonsdale Division

Ist Ulverston Guides had a great Bake Off!



Hawkshead Brownies

Hawkshead Brownies stayed at Chester Zoo for the largest sleepover in one tent.

We were first to arrive at the event in Chester and the tent looked enormous when empty, it soon filled up with lots of excited girls. We all slept in one tent around 1750 girls plus Leaders.

There was a stunning Lantern Parade around the Zoo with the girls carrying a lantern plus animals lit up, the Lion roared to add to the occasion and we had a fantastic time.

After a visit to India Brown Owl brought four outfits for the girls to try on and get a flavour of India, with shoes, jewellery and hair ornaments the girls loved trying them on and learning a little about India. There was also some pretend Henna to paint the intricate patterns of Rangoli

The Brownies also enjoying an evening putting up a tent and having a campfire with a sing song.

Park House is a lovely venue for a Pack Holiday in the heart of the Lake District, the house sleeps 31 in four dormitories. The ideal theme is Beatrix Potter as the house is nearby and the gallery with original paintings is in Hawkshead. For more information go to our web site

1st Hawkshead Brownies also have a great time canoeing on Coniston with Joint Adventure, the company do all sorts of brilliant outdoor activities, if anyone is staying at Park House do look at their web site.

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