This last year has seen us going from weekly zoom meetings back to face to face meetings, wearing masks, hand sanitising and socially distancing. Finding games that the girls could play without getting close or touching was quite challenging, but with the aid of spaced out hula hoops on the floor, that the girls had to stand in, it turned out to be a lot of fun.
In June we had a trip to Barnwood Park and Arboretum, organised by Elaine and Ron Keasley, which the girls thoroughly enjoyed.
Our awards evening was totally different to usual, besides being a year late we had socially distanced girls, with no handshakes, no parents and no refreshments, but we did have some special lockdown badges to give to the girls, to remind them of all that’s happened this past 18 months or so.
We’re back to having normal meetings, slightly different to how they used to be as all the girls now work together as one group, which makes Badge work interesting.
At Christmas we decorated our Christmas tree festival tree with hearts: wooden hearts, felt hearts and of course GB’s speciality hama bead hearts.
We went to Ten Pin as usual for our Christmas treat. In early April we are going to Cotswold Wildlife Park, and in the coming months we are hopefully going to Cadbury World, Birdland and Bristol Zoo Gardens, trying to make up for some of the trips we lost out on during lockdown.
Sadly the leaders feel they can no longer carry on leading GB, and unfortunately they have been unable to find anybody willing to take it on, so, after 49 years, 1st Hucclecote GB will be closing in July.