WINTER 2014 || BRING NATURE IN, MAKE SMOKE PRINTSJune 08, 2014
SO many of the Girl Guide programs I write for modern girls and young women are not that different ...
SO many of the Girl Guide programs I write for modern girls and young women are not that different to the programs my predecessors would have written for their charges.
This particular activity is straight from the UK edition of the 1956 leader's handbook, The Girl Guide Omnibus Book of Ideas and there's little I've done to change it.
What a smoke print of leaves offers is a chance to observe nature and instruct young nature lovers on the careful removal of specimens from urban bushland (not National Parks) or gardens and parks. I usually set a particular challenge for the Guides, like finding three different kinds of ferns, or finding particular shapes of leaves - one round, one thin and long and one that looks like the Girl Guide trefoil.