Saint Andrew's Day ideas
collated from the GuidingUK email list
Tiddly Winks Golf (St Andrews Golf Course!!) Green - Tissue paper, Hazards made from any rubbish !!! and a "Hole" from an egg box "Cup". Counters for Tiddlywinks. Could take the whole evening - do a hole at a time in patrols, then when each has finished whole patrol move on to the next hole.
Scottish crafts : Create your own tartan, make a furry 'haggis' pompom, try Highland dancing, make/eat Scottish foods? Make a St Andrew's card (maybe with heather/flag etc.) For older girls, punched card embroidered "Thistle" (pattern from HGC Thirtover.)
Highland Games : Tossing the 'caber' - cardboard inner tube, preferably from carpet so it's large - is great fun, or make a caber out of several largish tubes stuck together and stuffed with newspaper. You could buy an inflatable hammer for hammer throwing or make a hammer out of a length of dressing gown cord (or something equally soft) with a bean bag sort of thing on the end. (So you could swing it round) and shot putting with a bean bag.
Eats : tablet (hard fudge) - recipe on this site; can also try Edinburgh Rock, shortbread, of course, highland toffee. Drink Irn Bru!
Game : Nessie the Loch Ness Monster : Each Guide
or Brownie to draw the Loch Ness Monster using the description below
(need to provide paper and pens or crayons)