Showing posts from July, 2017

The one with the long, long walk

Weekend Three

Stats from  weekend

- 27 slices of cake consumed
- 36 pancakes consumed
- 3 tins of pickled fish consumed... (attempted)
- 11 devices overloading the wifi
- 17 man hours spent on craft.
- 0 craft knife related injuries
- 6 ice creams demolished

Incidents of note. 

- unexpected sunburn
- restaurants being several miles further away than described by the host.
- challenging intellectual card game, played on a late night after a long day.

Briefing three 

Estonia weekend three briefing gave us our teams share of hot weather and bright sunshine.  Plenty of time spent in glorious conditions outdoors, planning for time to be spent in Baltic conditions, outdoors!

The weekend had heavy focus on the more serious side of the planning we have, including risk assessments, travel, and accommodation for the 22 days that we will be away for.  Work also commenced on breaking down the training sessions and events we will be managing and assessing the resources for these.

We took time out to …

Getting Distracted by Sparkles!

We're so excited by our badges! We worked hard to get the design as we wanted it, and we think they've come out really well. What do you think? Our Challenge Badge Pack will be coming out very shortly, so whether you and your girls want to learn more about Estonia, or whether you just want to treat yourselves to a new badge, please contact us! 
They're £1 each (plus P&P depending on quantity) and available by emailing All proceeds go directly towards supporting our trip and our work with Eesti Gaidide Liit- thank you in advance for your support!

The one where Philip Schofield joined in...

Team Estonia were reunited with all the other 2017 GOLD teams in London at Second Briefing at the end of April 😊 It was another tiring weekend full of training, teamwork and laughter and it was great to get to know everyone a bit better!

Highlights of the weekend:  Delivered a good training on demographics of the UK: we prepared and ran a session for Team Ghana, Team Aruba and Team Rwanda- including a race using skittles!WAGGGS training: we had a session with Nefali from WAGGGS teaching us about their structure and aims, as well as having a chance to look through their resources.Role-specific trainings: on Saturday afternoon, we split off into our role groups and had specific training on what our responsibilities are before, during and after project. Home-assembled trifle: our dessert on Saturday evening was yummy trifle which we had to assemble ourselves with jelly, custard, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Unfortunately some of the jelly hadn't set, so the custard sunk into it …