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Girlguides “love” BSPP funded ‘Plant Defender’ Challenge

20th July 2020

Positive feedback has come flooding in from the Girlguiding organisation as thousands of ‘Plant Defenders’ have launched onto their discovery of Plant Health. Feedback from Girlguiding leaders repeatedly praises the new badge and reports that they ‘loved it’ and, helpfully, ‘it has been pretty adaptable to Zoom’. Leaders have sent their thanks to Luca Steel for a ‘great badge pack’ which includes a ‘pathogen game, ladybirds and aphids (this turned quite competitive!) seed planting and scavenger hunt’.

Many Brownies and Junior groups have now completed their ‘Plant Defenders badge’, having carried out the ‘Pathogen Drive’ online and other activities at home. Leaders have ‘thoroughly enjoyed’ completing the challenges themselves, as well as registering excellent feedback from the girls taking part:


‘I have had 32 girls take on the challenge – lots of new plants growing, great fun with the activities and many families joining in (and saying how much they all enjoyed it).’


‘Our Brownies have really been enjoying this badge, the girls that are taking part are getting a lot out of it.’


‘It is great!  We’ve already discovered that some of the girls are gardeners through the first activities.’


See a selection of the many examples of ‘Plant Defender’s’ work here….