Heading off a few weeks ago from the West Country to Woking, trek cart and all, to take part in the 54mm Games Day …
Recalled to Base: Heading back to the West Country without reaching Woking, due to the changing national situation
Daisy Patrol and the other tiny patrols of early Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts were travelling across and down from Tradgardland, Scotland and up from the West Country to meet at a tiny “lead Jamboree” in Woking and demonstrate Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop. They have now turned homewards.
Sadly our tiny #MARCHing band of scouts who set off in #FEMbruary didn’t quite get to Woking. Maybe next year!
Unfortunately after long preparation I won’t now be going to the Little Wars Revisited Forum 54mm Woking Games Day on the 14th March 2020.
Neither will Alan Tradgardland Gruber, my co-creator of the Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop games be attending, for much the same reasons.
I hope that Mike Lewis the organiser and the other players have a great day. I look forward to seeing the photos on the blogs.
This is purely a personal decision, due to the changing national situation of Coronavirus, being part of that at-risk group with existing medical conditions of past lung problems and diabetes.
Today it is International Women’s Day, IWD March 8th 2020, a good day to celebrate the past and present achievements of over half the world’s population.
IWD March 8th is also the end of #FEMbruary, the gaming, modelling and painting challenge by Alex at Lead Balloony to include more believable female miniatures in gaming and encourage more female gamers and modellers. My completed Girl Scout Patrol above is my contribution:
So today is a good chance to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women like Agnes Baden-Powell and Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low, founders of the Girl Guides and the Girl Scouts of America.
Archery was one of the skills Daisy Gordon Low encouraged her Girl Scouts to practice.
Boy Scouting or Scouting for Boys offered so much to Edwardian girls that many embraced the opportunities offered to boys. Baden Powell did not discourage this but aware of public opinion on boys and girls mixing unchaperoned, eventually asked his sister Agnes to create a specific movement for the thousands of Girl Scouts – and that is how Girl Guides was born.
Alan Gruber and I have been tracking down more about early scouting, both boys and girls, to add strong period flavour to our future Wide Games. Very few Girl Scout or Girl Guide gaming figures exist.
Recently as part of our #FEMbruary contribution we posted an old 1893 article from Girls Own Paper about Women Soldiers: https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/women-soldiers-girls-own-paper-article-1893/
However you choose to celebrate International Women’s Day, have a good weekend.
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, IWD 8 March 2020
7 thoughts on “Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 but sadly I’m not taking the Girl Scouts to Woking Games Day next weekend”
I am celebrating by listening to the Women’s T20 cricket live on the wireless , India v Australia. Already thinking about the Woking 2021 Jamboree, with all this time to plan I am sure that it be well worth attending. The Tradgardland contingent are making their way back to the Duchy knowing that there are many adventures ahead and wishing everyone who attends next weekend in Woking a splendid time!
T20 Cricket – and the 20th blog post on the Scouting Wide Games blog. We shall return, BP (Better Prepared and Better Playtested)
A very sensible decision. There is no point in risking your health for a wargame.
Alan the Tradgardmastre and I will probably each try to get a solo 54mm solidarity game in on the weekend /day.
Quite the right decision in the circumstances. Your girls will return.
Thanks – the Woking event is still happening – but here’s to 2021!
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Sorry top hear you are unable to go- health and welfare must come first.