As Published in the Oct. '97 edition of the JGL Newsletter
Kims Game is a game Lord Baden Powell (who started Boy Scouts-thats another story) used to train his troops. Its a memory game. You have many objects out and then take away some. (We play that one team takes all the objects away and then the other team takes turns remembering all the objects) As they are recalled, they are placed back in view.
Here are some things you can gather to tell of Juliettes life:
After you explain each item, divide your troop into two teams. Then you
have one team close their eyes and the other team takes the items. Then
the first team opens their eyes and takes turns saying what things were
there. (Maybe you could give extra points for explanation of
significance) Then the other team gets to guess.
Team with the most points wins. Two games will make it even. Switch
Created by Sheila Fowler of Kingston, Ontario for Bev Crim's JGL April 1998 Newsletter
In this version, I suggest you have the items beside you, taking each one in the order of the story below and placing it on a tray or table. At the end of the story, and after a brief viewing period, cover the tray and have the girls list as many items as they can remember. This is a good activity to do in a small group. For the younger girls, I suggest using only a few items at a time -10-12? Have fun with it!
You will need:
Significance of items (or information about the item):
Cross: Robert Stevenson Smyth Powell was born in 1857 to a clergyman and his wife. Later, after the death of Rev. Powell, Mrs. Powell incorporated her husband's christian name of Baden into the family surname. Now Robert's full
name was Robert Stevenson Smyth Baden-Powell.
#3 : Three is to remind us that the BP's had three children- Heather, Betty, and Peter.
Left hand: BP was left handed. It is said he could write and draw equally well with both hands- and that he could do it using both hands at the same time! We also use the left hand for our Scouting and Guiding handshake.
Rosebud: The first name that BP gave to the younger sisters of the Guides was Rosebuds. Later the name was changed to Brownies.
Paint Brush: BP was an artist. Even as a child he enjoyed sketching and painting.He often gave one of his paintings to say thankyou.
Calendar with Feb 22nd circled:
This date is significant because we now know it as Thinking Day. It
celebrated around the world by Guides and Scouts.
It is also the joint birthdays of Robert and Olave. Thinking Day began
Classics: Seems to take very little interest in his work.
Mathematics: Has to all intents given up the study of mathematics.
Science: Pays not the slightest attention except in one week at the beginning of the quarter.
French: Could do well but has become very lazy. Often sleeps in school.
2 Birthday candles: These candles represent the joint birthdays of Robert and Olave Baden-Powell.
Butterfly: While in the army, BP made use of his artistic talent and often drew maps of the contours of a strategic site and "hid" these features within his picture. In the case of the famous butterfly map, the spots and markings on the butterfly were the significant pieces of information!
Penny: The penny signify two things-
It was pennies the Scouts collected at a Boy Scout Jamboree near Liverpool in 1929.
Long necklace: Dinuzulu was an African war chief of the Zulu tribe. He was an extremely tall man who stood six foot seven inches tall. He wore a necklace made of 1000 wooden beads. In a moment of carelessness, he left it behind and BP found it. Later, he used these beads to give Scouters who completed their training at Gilwell Park.
Rolls Royce: A brand new Rolls Royce was the gift from the Scouts attending a Jamboree near Liverpool, England in 1929. The car was christened Jamroll because it was the Jamboree Rolls Royce
"HERO" sign: BP was known as the Hero of Mafeking because he successfully defended a small open area in southern Africa (in the former Rhodesia) with few men and little equipment for 217 days. He was promoted to General at the age of 43.
Lady BP kept her trusty suitcase handy. It was called LJ (which stood
long journey). In it she carried typewriter ribbons, pencils, pens,
erasers and Beetle.
Violin: Olave enjoyed playing her violin as a young girl. It was named Diana.
Olave was a dog lover. The dog, a spaniel, is significant when we
Robert and Olave. The first time he saw her (he had a remarkable
was in Hyde Park where she was walking her dog. BP observed and
remembered her for her excellent posture.
Silver Fish : The silver fish is the highest award in Guiding. Lady BP was given the first one.
Cruise Ship: BP and Olave met for the second time on board the ship RMSP Arcadian while BP was on Scouting business and Olave accompanied her father on his winter vacation to the West Indies.
Pax is Latin for peace. Two of the BP's homes bore this word in their
Paxhill (England) and Paxtu (Kenya). "Tu" in Swahili, means complete-
so the name of their Kenyan home meant complete peace which is
for it was his home in his later years.
Robin: Robin was Olave's pet name for her husband Robert Baden- Powell. She used it throughout his life.
Circle with dot: This is a trail sign which tells the finder "gone home" In trails, this marks the end of a trail. BP has this symbol on his grave marker - signifying that he has gone home to his eternal rest.
Mouse: Robert's pet name for Olave was "little mouse". He would address his courtship letters in this manner.
Taps: Lady BP wrote the words for daylight taps. They are used for events that are ending in the daylight hours.
Scouting for Boys Book: Scouting for Boys was the first book written by BP on Boy Scouts. It was an instant best seller.
The key represents the Grace and Favour apartment in Hampton Court
that was granted to Lady BP following her husband's death. The King
these dwellings to widow's of men who had given exceptional service to
Wedding Favour : The wedding of Robert Baden Powell and Olave Soames took place in 1912. He was 55 and she was 23, 32 years his junior. The reception took place later, as BP was not well.
World Flag: The world flag is flown around the world. It is said that the sun never sets on Guiding and Scouting for when Taps are sung in one part of the world, another part of the world greets a new day.
Typewriter: Lady BP had a trusty typewriter which went everywhere with her. She called it Beetle. Olave wrote hundreds of letters in her life time to members of Scouting and Guiding. She never failed to say thank you promptly.
Tent: The BP's spent their honeymoon in the Sahara desert camping. Olave had never camped before. They quite often abandoned the tent and slept out under the stars. They fished and hiked and had a marvellous time. They travelled by foot and two mules carried their gear.
Olave Centre is in London, England. It houses the World Bureau which
administers the World Association. It is named after Lady BP.
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