Michelle M. Berry
68th Ottawa Guides, Canada
- one 30cm long pipe cleaner
- one 15cm long pipe cleaner
- one 2cm wooden bead for head
- one 3cm wooden bead for body
- The following pony beads:
- 2 pink (1 each arm)
- 4 orange (2 each arm)
- 6 blue (2 each arm, one each leg)
- 4 green (2 each leg)
- 2 red (1 each leg)
- 2 yellow (1 each leg)
- a piece of felt
- one safety pin
- Cut out the piece of felt into an oval shape to act as a hat for Sally.
- Cut a hole in the center of the hat.
- Fold the 30 cm pipe cleaner in half.
- Slide the 2 cm wooden bead onto the pipe cleaner to act as the head.
- Slide the piece of felt onto the pipe cleaner so it is above the head.
- Position the middle of the 15 cm pipe cleaner underneath the head and wrap once around the folded 30cm pipe cleaner.
- Push on to each arm, 1 pink bead, 2 orange beads, 2 blue beads.
- Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner at the end of the arms to act as hands and to prevent the beads from falling off.
- Slide the 3cm wooden bead up the pipe cleaner to act as the body.
- Slide on to each leg 2 green beads, 1 red bead, 1 yellow bead and 1blue bead.
- Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner at the end of the legs to acts as feet.
- Place a safety pin in the folded portion above the head and hand on camp hat.
Read this as the girls do each step:
- The head represents the creative imagination of Lord Baden Powell who gave us this wonderful game of Guiding.
- The body bead represents the heart of Guiding - The Promise and Law.
- Our youngest members, Sparks, are five and six years old. They learn to "Share and Be A Friend".
- Brownies work and play together lending a hand to help others.
- At nine years of age girls are ready to move from the closed circle of Brownies to the open horseshoe of Guides.
- At twelve girls cross the bridge to Pathfinders where they re-affirm their promise with deeper understanding and broaden their horizons by following the five pathways of challenge.
- At fifteen girls can choose from three highways that lead them out into a wider world - Rangers, Cadets, Junior Leaders.
- Adult members keep in touch through the Trefoil Guild.