I used to be in the Brownies when I was a wee girl. I loved it! Working towards badges and being with my friends - it was great fun. For some reason a game we used to play just came into my head - perhaps you know it - "port and starboard".
Everyone lined up down the middle of the hall and then one of the leaders would shout port - and we'd all run to the left hand side of the hall. If she shouted starboard we went to the right. Last one over was out! There were lots of other things too like man overboard - you had to lie down and pretend to swim. Captain's coming - salute. Crow's nest - pretend to climb up a rope. I'm sure there were others too.
A great way to get the smarty pants or big girls who could run fast out of the game was when the leader, once everyone was at port would shout "port" again and a lot of them would have started to run to the other side and were then "out".
Happy days. Good exercise too. Did you play "port and starboard" when you were young?
You might be interested in the latest post on my other blog - The Greenockian. It tells the story of a riot that took place in Greenock in 1820. This is a memorial sculpture to those who died or were injured.