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As part of a hugely successful three year partnership, Girlguiding South West England worked with the RSPB to create this nature Resource which was designed to help us learn new things about the wildlife and plants in our Region whilst still having fun.

"Rustle, Bustle & Squeak" is packed with information and exciting activities and will give you ideas for exploring your local area, getting involved with fundraising, and helping to protect the natural environment. It covers everything from what can be found rustling in our woodlands, to the creatures which live in the sea along our coasts.

There is a section which gives information about the wildlife bustling in our towns and cities, as well as those squeaking on the Region's heathlands and moors!

Whether you are visiting the coast or the countryside, or heading to the city, keep looking and listening and send us stories and photographs of what you see when you are out and about, and the activities you are enjoying from the Resources.  If it's the thought of writing the story which is putting you off, let us do it for you!

Click here to find out how to send your stories

All the Resources, badges and goodies relating to "Rustle, Bustle & Squeak" can be found on the Region's online shop.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Big 5 Challenge

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of Rustle, Bustle & Squeak with five activities for all Sections to take you through the year - from planting a flower or shrub with a connection to Rustle, Bustle & Squeak; to keeping a weather diary; to visiting somewhere new and creating a scrapbook of five discoveries you make whilst there. The activities can be adapted for a group working together, or be completed by individuals.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Desirable Dens Challenge Sheet

"Desirable Dens" contains four activities which will help you create homes in your garden for amphibians, bees, hedgehogs and birds. The activities can be adapted for a group working together, or can be completed by individuals.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Discoveries in the Dark

"Discoveries in the Dark" contains five activities for all Sections which will encourage you to find out what is happening outdoors during the dark winter months, and suggests various craft ideas to enjoy whilst keeping warm indoors! The activities can be adapted for a group working together, or be completed by individuals.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Gold and Green Challenge

This Challenge Sheet offers seven new activities for all Sections. Learn about butterflies and bees and enjoy craft activities which make use of natural materials. The activities can be adapted for a group working together, or be completed by individuals.

 

Leaders can arrange their own nature themed Activity Days through organisations which have an interest in nature and conservation such as the Wildlife Trust, The National Trust, and the RSPB.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak In and out of doors Challenge Sheet

The "In and out of doors" Challenge Sheet offers seven new activities for all Sections which can be enjoyed indoors and continued outdoors when the weather improves. The activities can be adapted for a group working together, or be completed by individuals.

 

Rustle, Bustle & Squeak contains "Steps for Nature" activities which count towards the special RSPB body segment badges. One of these activities involves collecting used postage stamps (Waterworld: Coastlines).

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Seasons Challenge cover

The "Seasons Challenge" contains information and activities for each season of the year.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Spring into Summer Challenge

"Spring into Summer" contains five activities for all Sections which may be enjoyed both indoors and out, in your Unit meeting or as a bigger project when you go on camp or holiday, and can be adapted for a group working together, or be completed by individuals.

 

Pat Heynes has sent in the words and sheet music for this song which you might like to teach to the girls in your Unit.

 
Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Tracks & Trails Challenge Sheet

"Tracks & Trails" contains three activities for all Sections which will take you out into the countryside or your local park, or if the weather is less inviting, you can keep busy indoors thinking of sunnier days! The activities can be adapted for a group working together, or can be completed by individuals.

 

Click on the links below to download the forms you need when using the Resource, or to visit other websites which will provide you with lots of useful information.

 
 
 

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