Our digitally-delivered programme, Explore, was the biggest innovation for years in for Girl Guides around the world. We have created a programme for girls 5–6 years old (‘Pippins’) and 7–9 1/2 years old (‘Brownies’).
Wait! – you haven’t heard of Explore? Check it out here.
Explore is delivered entirely via an online platform and enables girls to do activities in the ‘real world’ anywhere, anytime, using any device. Because there are no weekly meetings, Explore works around you and your girls.
“The online option means we can both enjoy it at our own pace and adapt the activities to suit if necessary.” Ryan, parent of an Explore girl member.
‘Explore’, is now in its second year, and we can’t wait to share all the new features that are coming up in 2021.
Free Trial Activity
Because Explore is such a new way of accessing the GirlGuiding NZ experience, we recently introduced the possibility of doing one free trial activity of either of our Explore programmes, so that girls could get the feel of just what Explore offers. This way girls (and parents) can try the platform before signing up for a full 90-day subscription. Get started Exploring here.
2021 also sees us launch Activity Bundles – combinations of five themed activities that children can enjoy as holiday boredom busters or tasters of the wider programme. Activity bundles are on sale in holiday periods and are great gifts to keep kids busy, bring out their creative side and keep them entertained.
Here’s what some Explore Brownie girls have been getting up to…
Explore Brownie Chloe (right, below) enjoyed blended science and culinary skills, creating her own butter as part of her Junior Chef badge!
“We filled the jar half-way with cream then shook it for a while” she says. “The cream went really thick and filled up the jar, then it started to separate into two parts. One was liquid and one was solid. We kept shaking and it changed into a yellowy colour.” You can’t get much more natural than that!
Science was made fun for Explore Brownie Elise (left below), who enjoyed making and playing with stretchy glitter slime as part of her Explore Science badge.
Come September we will be launching the next level of Explore – Explore Guides (9–12 years old). Keep an eye out for updates, including invitations for members to test activities!
If you are keen to explore Explore a bit more a girl in your life, check out the options here.