All posts by Cathie Marriage

Time Traveller – Blast off!!! 

Come and join us on Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Resource Centre Facebook page for

Time Traveller – Blast off!!!

We were live on Facebook at 8pm on 30.12.2020, but if you missed the live video presentation, you can still watch it on our Facebook page

Join us for the launch of this amazing new challenge badge pack with resources suitable to use in the coming weeks and months.

Includes lots of great ideas focussing on the Past, Present and Future of guiding whilst supporting fundraising for the ARC.

And the badge is beautiful and sparkly!

Download the full details of the Time Traveller Challenge Badge. Please note that this is a revised version as of midday on 1st January as we spotted that it needed a few tweaks. If you downloaded the previous version, please delete it and download again.

Time Traveller Badge order form pdf

Time Traveller Badge Order Form Word

Watch our introduction video on YouTube

Build it, decorate it, wear it…

Who fancies taking part in our fun virtual Christmas challenge?

Click on the images to find out more, or download the printable version

Christmas Virtual Challenge posterChristmas Virtual challenge details

If the two dates we have suggested are not good for you, then feel free to complete during December.

We would love to see your pictures so do send your photos via Messenger for us to post on Facebook , and comment to let us know what you are doing.

Alternatively, email them to and we will put  a selection on here.

Please remember photo permissions are required.

Norfolk Coast AONB Challenge Webinar session

The Norfolk Coast Partnership have created a Norfolk Coast Challenge for Guide members of all ages and there is a lovely badge available to purchase for all who take part. We are pleased to bring you a leaders’ webinar opportunity to show many of the activities – most of which are suitable for Guiding at home and via zoom.

The webinar will be via zoom on Thursday 19th November 2020, 7pm – 8:30pm.

There is no charge, but booking is essential please. To book a place and receive the zoom link please email with your name and a contact phone number (Data Protection: Please note that we adhere to the GDPR Regulations 2018. We will only use the information collected for the purposes of the Norfolk Coast AONB Challenge Badge administration and will not pass on personal information to third parties.)

The Challenge consists of;

• Taking part in at least 4 activities from our partnership members – we’ve recommended age groups but feel free to mix and match

• Getting out and exploring by visiting at least one site within the AONB

With restrictions still place due to coronavirus, visit planning will be affected. However, as we gradually start meet again, how great would a visit to one of our beautiful coastal venues be!

I do hope that you are able to join the webinar.

Best wishes,


Catherine Leigh
Assistant Project Adviser 
(part time, usually Mon, Tues & Weds)

Norfolk Coast Partnership
South Wing, Fakenham Fire Station
Norwich Road
Norfolk NR21 8BB

T (direct): 01328 850545

T (general office): 01328 850530

cid:373074610@28032014-1F67       @NorfolkAONB

Protecting an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Funded by Defra, Norfolk County Council, North Norfolk District Council, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Norfolk Coast AONB Girlguiding & Scout Challenge Badge

Remembrance Day with a difference 2020

In spite of restrictions on Remembrance Day parades and other ceremonies, many of our members found ways to take part. 

Girls from all sections paid tribute at Mulbarton Church

Stalham were able to find 2 family bubbles that could represent Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Leaders (volunteers) 

Girls at Old Catton took part in a virtual girlguiding service then laid their stones at Old Catton memorial while doing the village poppy trail.

Also at Old Catton, wreaths were laid at the memorial

Brownies in Thorpe St Andrew  planted these eco-poppies (made from plastic bottles) in the churchyard.

A leader from 6th Norwich Rainbows took part in a Zoom service with some other local units. She was delighted to be able to do it with her daughter, who has only just joined Rainbows.

As there was no parade or service, the 43rd Saxlingham Nethergate Rainbows  created their individual poppies for a wreath which was placed on the church door.