This week at Wa-thik-ane the theme is science and the Brownies have been very busy scientists. Their first task was to determine how a hummingbird drinks nectar or how it would get a bug out of the tree. They had a selection of tools in front of them and tried the different ones until they succeeded at each of the tasks. It was great fun watching them figure it out. They made capillary action butterflies and are growing rock candy too! They even have special books to track it all.
Guides were busy in the afternoon making different types of cake and taste testing them to track the difference in taste and texture. The evening brought them to our new sensory trail. Lydia and some of her Trex have worked very hard preparing the trail and the Guides were the first to benefit from it. They worked in pairs with one of the two blindfolded or trusted to keep their eyes closed. The blind camper depended on her other senses to walk the trail while her sighted partner kept her safe. They had textures to figure out, smells to identify and sounds to locate. This trail is a welcome addition to our camp activities and fit in perfectly with science week.
Pathfinders were looking forward to their Blueberry Island life jacket swim but the wind picked up and we had to postpone it to later in the week. Time to juggle the schedule!