When my aunt, Suzanne Kuyser, (a trustee of The Batemans Trust) told me about the plans to build a new school and boarding home for disadvantaged children in Chennai, I realised there was an opportunity to develop a series of activities that would help the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides explore Indian Culture whilst thinking about those less fortunate than themselves.

By creating the Chennai Challenge and developing the associated Badge, Girlguiding Leatherhead Division are fundraising for The Batemans Trust to help them build their school.

This challenge is designed to be run in whatever you way works for you. It was originally run as a Division Day for Fetcham Rainbows and Brownies and as evening of activities for my own a Guide Unit. In our new virtual world many, if not all, of the activities can be used in virtual meetings or this pack can be sent out for girls to complete on their own. It can be completed over a number of weeks or as one fun-packed evening.

Or you can just make a donation and earn your badge that way!

Thanks to Leatherhead Division and Surrey East County who have supported me to put this together particularly to Charity Nicholls for all her work getting the challenge out on Facebook and Wendy Amer who originally believed this could be made to work

You can download all the information HERE

Clare Coker, 1st Effingham Guides