The ICE 2018 Briefing Weekend took part at Barnard Castle, on the 6-8 October 2017
Twelve Guides from across the region met at Barnard Castle Head Quarters to get to know each other and begin to plan for the Ice final project in Jersey in 2018. The weekend began with lots of ice-breakers and a chance to get to know each other over supper. After a week at school and a long drive for some, it was time for a chill out and a film.
Saturday began with community games and the girls worked towards the Globalistic Go For It. They played the woolly mammoth game, baked cookies and made elephant mobiles. After lunch they all headed to the Bowes Museum to take part in the First World War 100 year anniversary celebration. On the walk to the Museum Kirsty, one of the leaders, had a frog jump over the wall onto her shoulder, she and the frog were very surprised. At the museum the girls listened to a talk on WW1 food which was very interesting and the Guides asked some great questions. The Museum has received further feedback from members of the public complimenting the Guides. They then took part in creating a canvas of a war scene with wet felted flowers in the foreground.
The Guides (and leaders) created their own wet felted flowers to add to the scene. After a quick look around the museum they returned to the Guide Head Quarters for some free time. After dinner they played a mixture of games and a film before a well-deserved sleep.
Sunday the girls started on planning for their final project in Jersey. The Guides produced a code of conduct, planned a menu and put forward ideas for the programme. They also selected uniform colours, this was defiantly the most difficult decision of the weekend, and came up with an A-Z of fundraising ideas. After lunch everyone headed for home, looking forward to seeing each other in January for the next part of the experience.