On Sunday 20 July 2014 180 Guides in 36 patrols took part in OxyGen Girlguiding Oxfordshire county patrol competition . One hundred and fifty guides slept over the night before the event. Guides were challenged to complete four challenges with an hour per challenge.
Guides from 1st Aston Guides said that the event and activities were about team work while having fun. They had designed a new logo for the event using natural objects and been on a walk to a close by church where they had, had to answer some questions before finding their way back.
1st Wallingford Guides were making cakes in oranges, they had to scoop out the insides of the oranges then fill the shell with cake mix. The orange was then wrapped in tin foil and placed in a wood fire to cook. The middle part of the cake, away from slightly burned out side edges, was said to be the best bit.
Four guides from Leafield Guides chose to come the night before to take part in a pre competition sleep over. Two had not camped before both said it was fun, they chose to sleep in a tent while other guides chose to sleep under the stars. It took them longer to put the tent up then it did to strike it (put it down). They had taken part in a camp fire – singing songs round a wood fire, the four part round camp fires burning had been a favourite, the guides had also had a barbecue. They said they had, had some sleep but a party with fireworks at a close by house kept them awake. They did however wake themselves up, not the early sun rise and birds singing.
For the fourth activity guides were challenged to build an outdoor shower using the pioneering equipment available for them.
The sun shone and there was lots of laughter as guides took part in the challenges being run by volunteer leaders from Girlguiding Oxfordshire. We would like to thank all those leaders who gave up their own time to ensure that the event run safely.
Congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s competition.