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November 2001

We spent a weekend at Ellesborough Pack Holiday House, near the Prime Minister's Country Residence, Chequers in Buckinghamshire. 22 Brownies 5 adults and 1 Pack Leader arrived on Friday. The theme of the weekend was 'Harry Potter' and all our activities were based on this. The programme and menu for the weekend are below.

Friday programme
Saturday programme
Sunday programme
Menu

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Our weekend programme

Friday
 2.30pm Guiders Start to arrive
 5.30pm Girls arrive and make their beds
 5.50pm Fire drill
 6.00pm Craft (Harry Potter place mats)
 6.30pm Supper
 7.00pm Washing up
 7.30pm Craft (ghost welly pegs)
 8.00pm Star hunt
 8.30pm  Bed time drink and talk about weekend
 9.00pm Prepare for bed
 9.30pm IN BED
 10.00pm LIGHTS OUT
 11.00pm TOTAL SILENCE!!!!!!!                     ("if only" said Tawny Owl)

 

Saturday
 6.30am Cooks group up
 7.00am Rest of Brownies up in small groups
 7.30am Hostesses lay tables
 8.00am Breakfast
 8.30am Washing up
 9.00am Chore time
 10.00am Craft (chocolate frogs and pouches)
 11.00am Morning Break and prayers
 11.30am  Free time and diaries
 12.00noon Hostesses lay tables
 12.30pm Lunch
 1.15pm Washing up
 1.30pm Rest hour
 2.30pm Visitors arrive - The Wizard Challenge
 3.30pm Afternoon break
 5.00pm Visitors leave. Craft (owls and pouches). Free time and diaries
 6.00pm Tea
 6.30pm Washing up
 7.30pm Outdoor surprise 
8.30-11.00pm As Friday

 

Sunday
 6.30am Cooks group up
 7.00am Rest of Brownies up in small groups
 7.30am Hostesses lay tables
 8.00am Breakfast
 8.30am Washing up
 9.00am Chore time
 10.00am Craft (chocolate frogs and pouches)
 10.30am Morning Break and prayers. Continue craft
 11.30am  Free time and souvenir buying
 12.00noon Hostesses lay tables
 12.30pm Lunch
 1.15pm Washing up
 1.30pm Rest hour
 2.30pm Pack and clear up
 3.00pm Afternoon break
 3.30pm Outside play
 4.00pm Brownies leave
 5.00pm Guiders leave on completion of clear up

 

Our weekend menu

In between main meals snacks of fruit in morning and cakes in the afternoon were available at breaktime. 

Friday evening Ploughmans (French bread, cheese, ham, apple, pickle, coleslaw, mixed salad)

Jam doughnuts/yoghurts

Saturday breakfast Cereal
Eggy bread and spaghetti
Bread, butter and jam/marmalade
Saturday lunch Roast turkey
Roast potatoes
Sage and onion stuffing
Peas and cauliflower
Gravy

Jelly and ice-cream
Saturday evening Fish and chips

Chocolate bake and chocolate custard

Sunday breakfast Cereal
Potato waffles and baked beans
Bread, butter and jam/marmalade
Sunday lunch Sausage toad-in-the-hole
Sweet corn and carrots
Gravy

Chocolate biscuits/yoghurts