Climb every mountain... Guides in Switzerland

Posted by   rachael on    June 3, 2016

Climb every mountain! 

 

36 members from Launceston District Guides and 44th Henleaze Guides from Bristol have recently been on a fantastic trip to Switzerland. We all worked hard fundraising for 8 Months and raised a brilliant £9500 which helped pay for our trip.
We left on the early hours of Sunday the 3rd of April traveling by bus from Exeter to London Heathrow where we met the Bristol Guides. We then flew to Zurich airport and had another couple of hours traveling by train and bus to Adelboden. When we arrived here we were met by staff from Our Chalet who collected our bags before we had our first walk up the hill to the Chalet! Even though we all hadn't had much sleep we were excited to get started on our activities and find the snow. That evening we had a tour of the Chalet and found out about the history behind it. We also met the other guests staying there who were a group of four Americans.

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The next day we started with the opening ceremony where everyone was welcomed and presented with a badge from Our Chalet. We then had a day of team building activities and the Guides started their Free being me challenge badge. In the evening we had a Swiss night which included Swiss fondue and the girls getting a chance to listen to and play a alphorn.

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Over the next four days we spilt in to two groups and took turns taking part in activities. They included a beautiful walk to the local wood carvers where we could buy souvenirs and eat their delicious home made lemon cake. On this day we also walked to Adelboden where we took part in a quiz and had time to look around. A day of tobogganing down the mountains and seeing amazing views from the gondoliers. A day skiing or for a lot of us trying to stay on the skies and not fall over. A walk to a waterfall, snow bbq and then show tubing In the afternoon.

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In the evenings the girls took part in activities to carry on with the Free being me challenge. This was all about the girls being positive about how they look and feel and not being pressured by people and the media around them. On our last night we had the closing ceremony by the camp fire whilst it was snowing. This made it feel extra special and some of the girls also made their promise.

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On the day we were leaving we woke up and it had snowed lots. The girls made the most of it and enjoyed their last snow ball fights.
We all had an amazing trip and still talk about it most weeks at Guides. A big thanks to Mary Andrew for organising this for us and giving the girls and leaders a great experience.

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Emma Boucher

36 members from Launceston District Guides and 44th Henleaze Guides from Bristol have recently been on a fantastic trip to Switzerland. We all worked hard fundraising for 8 Months and raised a brilliant £9500 which helped pay for our trip. 
We left on the early hours of Sunday the 3rd of April traveling by bus from Exeter to London Heathrow where we met the Bristol Guides. We then flew to Zurich airport and had another couple of hours traveling by train and bus to Adelboden. When we arrived here we were met by staff from Our Chalet who collected our bags before we had our first walk up the hill to the Chalet! Even though we all hadn't had much sleep we were excited to get started on our activities and find the snow. That evening we had a tour of the Chalet and found out about the history behind it. We also met the other guests staying there who were a group of four Americans.
The next day we started with the opening ceremony where everyone was welcomed and presented with a badge from Our Chalet.  We then had a day of team building activities and the Guides started their Free being me challenge badge. In the evening we had a Swiss night which included Swiss fondue and the girls getting a chance to listen to and play a alphorn. 
Over the next four days we spilt in to two groups and took turns taking part in activities. They included a beautiful walk to the local wood carvers where we could buy souvenirs and eat their delicious home made lemon cake.  On this day we also walked to Adelboden where we took part in a quiz and had time to look around. A day of tobogganing down the mountains and seeing  amazing views from the gondoliers. A day skiing or for a lot of us trying to stay on the skies and not fall over. A walk to a waterfall, snow bbq and then show tubing In the afternoon. 
In the evenings the girls took part in activities to carry on with the Free being me challenge. This was all about the girls being positive about how they look and feel and not being pressured by people and the media around them. On our last night we had the closing ceremony by the camp fire whilst it was snowing. This made it feel extra special and some of the girls also made their promise. 
On the day we were leaving we woke up and it had snowed lots. The girls made the most of it and enjoyed their last snow ball fights. 
We all had an amazing trip and still talk about it most weeks at Guides. A big thanks to Mary Andrew for organising this for us and giving the girls and leaders a great experience. 
Emma Boucher