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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mountain Rescue

Update:

The talk was great. We got to see every bit of kit they carry in their rucksacks - the crampons, the axe, the neck brace, the first aid kit etc. The girls learnt when most rescues take place, and the number of rescues that they tend to respond to per year. They were shown how you would use the equipment to climb an ice face, or how the walking poles could be used in an avalanche.

They were hyperactive and noisy. They talked all the way through (mainly because they were being handed items to see close up) and I wanted to go nuts.... but I'm learning to restrain my natural urge to shout 'QUIIIIEEEET' in favour of the girlguiding hand in the air. Having said this there was definitely at least one 'BROWNIES - quiet!'.

They were told try to remember the names because there would be a quiz - and the winning team would get points for their sixes.

Before the quiz in an attempt to calm them down we played port/starboard. It worked a bit but whether it was a full moon last night... or there was something in the water... whatever it was, all the girls were LOUD.

7 comments:

Bond said...

young girls....loud????? nah!

LOL....I am surprised they are not always loud...

The Guider said...

That sounds like a really great night, good on you. It is very close to full moon, not sure if it is an actual full moon yet!

That Hideous Man said...

Good for you - telling kids about Mountain Rescue. I have huge respect for them - they rescued my badly hypothermic sister from Rannoch Moor a few years ago, from a bothy miles from the road where here walking companions were unable to stop her body temp falling...

They bundled her in an ambulance which drove the long miles along Rannoch-side and on to Loch Tummel. Somewhere near the Queen's View the ambulance suddenly speeded up, and put on the blue lights. Her boyfriend in the car following pannicked - thinking she was dying, but was surprised when the ambulance didn;t go to Pitlochry cottage hospital, but stopped in the High St. "Is she OK?" he called, "Yeah - she's fine, but the chippy is about to close, we nearly missed our fish supper!"

That however is an aside.. what was really impressive was the Mountain Rescue volunteers who were, professional, skilled, well-equipped and efficient! Good to see them getting some recognition at the Brownies!

Akelamalu said...

Oh they were excited!!!!!

Travis said...

Little girls being noisey...I never would have guessed.

Hehehehehehehehe

Does the hand in the air really work? Let me know because I might try it out on my co-workers.

TopChamp said...

bond - I think they are pretty loud most of the time, but usually if we have someone in they behave a bit better.

The guider - hmm... it wasn't an indoor breaktime day at school or anything. Nutters!

That hideous man - Hello! I am pleased your sister was ok. I ended up coming home thinking about it and now I have hundreds more questions for the chap, so I'll probably try to drag him back next year.

Ak - oh yes, they were.

Trav - the hand in the air normally works really well. When I (or another adult) holds their hand in the air they have to stop where they are, no matter what they're doing and STOP TALKING. It wasn't the MOST effective here as there was lots of whispering even when they were pretending to have got quiet. Seriously hyper.

Raggy Rat said...

our brown owl makes them hold their hands up too ... pretty soon you have a room full of little hands and it wirks quicker as they can see hands around them go up ...

i think there was a luna eclipse last night, you could blame that ?

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