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    New Programme - Discuss!

    UPDATE: from January 2019 we will have five official story-telling activities and three official 3D craft UMAs for Express Yourself. Then that's it until either we get another one in the magazine, or the next pack is released - Easter? Summer? Autumn? If we get another two in the 3D crafts topic...
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    Girlguiding survey: new uniform for YLs

    A new uniform for young leaders There are four potential colourways for the new YL uniform: these are visible once you have selected your age range, role and Guiding region.
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    Girlguiding have invested a lot into this new programme, in terms of time, money, effort, publicity, and scope. Now it has been launched, whilst small errors will be corrected (like the one in the Brownie badge book), it would be a big step down to look at changing the structure of the...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    This is very good advice. I would guess many of the people here want to make this work and want to do it as intended. I want to give the new programme a proper trial and I want the girls to enjoy what they are doing, to learn and develop and keep coming, and I want it to be enjoyable for...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    Playing devil's advocate to yours... :-) Girlguiding want us to use these files, presumably because (1) they want a standardised Guiding experience and (2) they think this will provide the best Guiding experience for the greatest number of girls. If they made them available both as free...
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    New Programme Interest Badges

    I was wondering about doing this - how did it work?
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    New Programme Interest Badges

    The notional time a Guide spends in the section is 3-4 years. During that time, we need to provide the opportunity to cover six skills builders and 30 hours of UMAs, time to find out about interest badges, review and celebrate them, plus time to work on the Gold Award clauses if she desires (new...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    Yes, exactly - acknowledging that there aren't enough at the moment, that in January/when the next pack comes out there will be sufficient hours but no choice in the activities, and it will gradually get better from there. But it is going to take so much time! For the entirety of Express...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    Yes, you are quite right - and if any of the girls have missed a SB session and you organise a catch-up, do you sacrifice a non-programme night (programme tips to 70%) or a UMA night (number of UMAs decreases further)? What about if they miss a UMA night AND a SB night? We have girls from five...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I would like HQ to give us proper forums and opportunities to feed back in a structured and - crucially - collaborative way. There are some aspects which are brilliant, and it would be great to recognise those (e.g. the online trainings). There are some aspects which could be brilliant, if...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I really want to like the new programme. I love the themes and the balance they provide, and some of the activities have been great - Treasure Hunters and Run the Risk have gone down very well, and it's great seeing traditional activities brought out for a new generation (lighting a fire with...
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    Or, how many ways could you think of to use a pair of pants as part of a survival kit? Signalling flag, water filter, hat... :)
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    Weekly Discussion: Supporting TSS/Ranger leaders

    I was thinking about the Australian Olave Award, but Agnes would be great, too! - something linked to, but distinct from Rainbow/Brownie/Guide/Ranger Gold Award. (Or we could have an Agnes Award for the 30+ to work towards - would love that!)
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    Weekly Discussion: Supporting TSS/Ranger leaders

    SUGGESTION: 1. Have Bronze, Silver and Gold Olave Awards for the 18-30 age group, consisting of personal challenges (some of which could also be done in small groups, if desired) linked to the six themes, potentially with a Girlguiding focus (e.g. Trinny's e-learning examples above). Write it...
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    YLQ or LQ - overlap?

    The only caveat I would apply here - if it is one of the clauses which is common to the YLQ and the LQ, has she reached the standard or used an approach you would expect of an older YL/adult LIT? Because you can't untick it, once it is signed off...