Welcome to my blog on Story Telling Sunday devised & run by Sian at High in the Sky & today I'm going to share another of my most precious things with you.
When I wrote my post last month about my Mum's guide badges it sparked off a trail of thoughts & reminiscing that have lead to this post today.
My Camp Blanket.
Despite a little charring on the reverse this blanket charts my life through the Girl Guide Movement , my travels & scouting since then.
The Brownie badges (brown, on the left) & the Guide badges (on the right) plus my Queens Guide Badge (top central) remind me of the most wonderful times.
In particular they evoke memories of camping to me... cooking damper over a fire on peeled branches then smothering it in jam, singing songs from around the globe as our Guide leader was a music teacher, doing handicrafts whilst lying under the shade of a tree, building "gadgets" from found wood & string to hold up a washing up bowl & our rucksacks, a hanging larder dangling from a tree, sausages black on the outside & barely cooked in the centre, living in wellies, porridge for breakfast then trying to wash up the huge billy cans in luke warm water, telling spooky stories by torch light...
All this from one precious blanket:)
I loved my time as a child in this Movement.
This the only photo I have from a camp( I'm on the right), well we just didn't take many back then!
and here I am in my Guide Uniform being presented with my Queens Guide by the District Commissioner.
Many thanks for sticking with it & please hop on over to Sian's to read more delightful stories. Till next time xxx