Monday, December 15, 2014

Zoo Lights!

To finish the 2014 year off with my Guide unit we took them to the Festival of Light held at our city zoo. It was a fun experience to have with our unit and a good was to be in the holiday spirit without having a party. These photos kind of speak for themselves so I present to you a few memories from the Festival of Light! 

Ice sculptures on the pond, it was so beautiful! 

Arctic Foxes are so cute! 

I loved the way these trees sparkled and I tried to capture it with an out of focus photo... not sure if it worked, but I tried! 

A snow leopard in the snow! 


I am not sure what kind of snake this is but he was a pretty cool dude! 

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree....

These monkeys snuggling absolutely made my day! 

Baby meerkats = the cutest things of all time! 

The girls liked them too! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Visiting Our Chalet for Christmas!

Our second trip through the World Centres had us wind up in Switzerland at Our Chalet for Christmas! We learned about Switzerland and some of the amazing things you can do when you visit there. We shared some artifacts from Our Chalet and then Heather shared her video slideshow from when she volunteered there in 2012. We learned the Our Chalet song and then got right into some crafts!

The craft we picked for this meeting is calleScherenschnitte which means "scissor cuts" in German. It is an intricate and beautiful art form that the girls enjoyed doing and they had great results. 

Some final pieces of art completed! I think they did a fantastic job!

Some of the marshmallows, apples, bananas, and pretzels before they were dipped in chocolate and eaten right up. Yum! 

Nothing like some chocolate fondue to celebrate Swiss culture! 

2 down, 2 to go!